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Home Health Integrated Minor

HONORS INTEGRATED MINOR IN HEALTH

Develop interdisciplinary, systems-level thinking around issues of population health in order to understand and address health outcomes and achieve greater health equity and healthy societies.

Take courses in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences to develop a deep and nuanced understanding of the historical, social and environmental ecology of health and illness over place and time.

Complete your Honors requirements in a coordinated fashion around a common theme and with a cohort of peers.

“I loved every second of my experience in Ghana and felt so lucky to spend time in such a beautiful place with such amazing people. I gained valuable experiences engaging with local communities. Through this opportunity, I was able to get out of my comfort zone and further develop my communication and leadership skills. I wouldn’t have traded this once-in-a-lifetime experience for anything!”

-Tessa Truman

Students in the Honors Integrated minor will choose from two tracks: Ghana (focusing on global health and including a 6-week experience at Ensign Global College) and Utah (focusing on US health disparities and including local community engagement).

The program is directed by Dr. Melissa Watt, Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences.

If you are an incoming or current Honors College student and are interested, apply to the Honors Integrated Minor in Health (application includes short essay responses).

Ghana
Who: 25 Honors students, open to all majors
What: Download curriculum overview
  • 1 course Fall 2022: HONOR 2114 IT History of Medicine
  • 2 courses Spring 2023: HONOR 2951 Foundations of Global Health + HONOR 3602 IT Africa
  • 3 courses Summer 2023 intensive: HONOR 3280 Ecology and Evolution of Human Disease + HONOR 3255 Entrepreneurship and Society + HONOR 3260 Community Engagement for Health and Development

Where: 6 week summer intensive at Ensign Global College, Ghana
Cost: Approx. $8,700 (includes flight, tuition, room, and board), with need-based scholarships available
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Utah
Who: 25 Honors students, open to all majors
What: Download curriculum overview
  • 2 courses Fall 2022: HONOR 2455 Social Determinants of Health + HONOR 2114 IT: History of Medicine
  • 2 courses Spring 2023: HONOR 3280 Ecology and Evolution of Human Disease + HONOR 2211 Writing: Health focus
  • 1 course Fall 2023: HONOR XXXX IT: Health, Land and Traditions
  • 1 elective (any semester)

Where: All courses at the University of Utah. Some excursions may be added
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