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Public health course catalog


LENA HANN, Assistant Professor
B.A., Cornell College; M.P.H., Iowa; Ph.D. Illinois

REBECCA HEICK, Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., Augustana; M.S., Western Illinois; Ph.D. Iowa

CAROLYN HOUGH, Associate Professor (Anthropology), Chair
B.A., Knox; M.A., M.P.H., Ph.D., Iowa

DARA L. WEGMAN-GEEDEY, Professor (Biology)
B.S., Mount Union; Ph.D., Delaware

Major in Public Health

31 credits total. 19 credits from Core Courses, including PUBH-100, ANTH-220, PUBH-300, PUBH-460 (plus PUBH-INTR, 1 or more Credit/s), one course to fulfill the Ethics Requirement, and one course to fulfill the Statistics Requirement. 12 credits from Supporting Courses. Supporting courses should represent multiple disciplines, at least 6 of the 12 credits should be at the 300 level or above, and no more than 2 courses should come from a single department/program.

Minor in Public Health

18 credits total. 9 credits from Core Courses, including PUBH-100 plus two of the following three options: 1) ANTH-220, 2) One course to fulfill the Ethics Requirement, 3) PUBH-300. 9 credits from Supporting Courses from at least three different departments.

Ethics Requirement (choose one of the following):

PHIL-203 Social Ethics (PS, 3 Credits) PHIL-205 Life and Death (PH, 3 Credits) RELG-323 Sexual Ethics (PH, 3 Credits) RELG-325 Environmental Ethics (PH, 3 Credits) RELG-326 Medical Ethics (PH, 3 Credits)

Statistics Requirement (choose one of the following): BUSN-211 Business Statistics (Q, 3 Credits) COMM-380 Quantitative Tools for Communication Research (Q, 3 Credits) MATH-315 Probability & Statistics I (Q, 3 Credits) PSYC-240 Statistics (Q, 3 Credits) SOC-230 Social Statistics (Q, 3 Credits)

Supporting Courses

BIOL-299 Biology of Bioterrorism (1 Credit)
BIOL-343 Microbiology (3 Credits)
BIOL-370 Genetics (3 Credits)
BIOL-345 Immunology (3 Credits)
CHEM-115 Chemistry in Nutrition (PN, 3 Credits)
COMM-265 Intro to Health Communication (3 Credits)
COMM-405 Health Communication Campaigns (3 Credits)
ECON-225 Health Economics (PS, 3 Credits)
ENGL-225 Women, Health, in/and South Asian Literature (PH, G, 3 Credits)
GEOG-325 Urban Design and Sustainable Cities (3 Credits)
GEOG-374 GIS for Social Science & Business Applications (3 Credits)
LTAM-330: Environment & Health in Central America (PS, 3 Credits)
PHIL-319 Philosophy of Medicine (PH, 3 Credits)
PSYC-230 Victim Advocacy (2 Credits)
PSYC-420 Child Psychopathology (3 Credits)
PUBH-350 Health Behavior & Health Promotion (3 Credits)
PUBH-380 Special Topics in Public Health (3 Credits, may be taken more than once as topics change)
PUBH-399 Directed Study (1 Credit, may be taken more than once with a different focus)
PUBH-400 Independent Study (1 Credit, may be taken more than once with a different focus)
PUBH-INTR Public Health Internship (0-9 Credits)
SOC-303 Population Problems (PS, G, 3 Credits)
SOC-305 Social Gerontology (D, 3 Credits)
WGST-303 Gender and Sexuality (PH, D, 3 Credits)

Courses (PUBH)

Brenna Whisler and giraffe

What happens at Augustana, goes with you from Augustana

Brenna Whisler ’17 has taken Augustana with her to Texas, Kenya and Colorado.


JETS alumni invited to return to Nicaragua

Augustana JETS alumni are invited to return to Nicaragua with Dr. Dara Wegman-Geedey and Dr. Darrin Good for a service trip in June 2018.

Patrycja (Trisha) Piekarczyk

Interns: Summer in the Cities

From cyber security to food banks and seed banks, local internships highlight opportunities for many majors.