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The Health Promotion and Health Equity (HPHE) major was created through a collaborative effort across the departments of Counseling Psychology, Kinesiology, and Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education in the School of Education. The Department of Kinesiology is the home of this major; its mission is to research, teach, and apply knowledge related to movement, exercise, and human occupation with the ultimate goal of enhancing human health, productivity, and quality of life.

The core courses (31 credits) form the main content of the major and include: conceptual and theoretical foundations; awareness of multiple determinants of physical and psychological health; program planning, administration, and evaluation; and working effectively with underserved populations (e.g., persons with disability; low-income groups; racial and ethnic minority populations). Elective curriculum (9 credits) will allow students to tailor the major in the direction of their personal interests.

The program is broadly designed to provide students with the skills and perspectives to facilitate healthy practices at the individual and societal levels. Students will learn about the theoretical, programmatic and empirical foundations of health promotion and health equity interventions, and be taught to demonstrate competence in evaluating strengths and weaknesses in health promotion programs.

The coursework will help prepare students for emerging career opportunities as health educators within: nonprofit community health organizations; insurance companies; hospitals; mental health centers; senior care centers; home visitation programs; and governmental health offices.

ADMISSION OVERVIEW

Students interested in Health Promotion and Health Equity may complete this major in two ways: (1) by entering the School of Education to complete a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Health Promotion and Health Equity, or (2) adding the Health Promotion and Health Equity major as an additional major while completing another degree and major on campus. Students selecting the second option should review the Additional Major in Health Promotion and Health Equity section below.

ENTERING THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

NEW and CURRENT UW–MADISON STUDENTS

New freshmen and off-campus transfers interested in completing the Bachelor of Science degree with the Health Promotion and Health Equity major are admitted directly to the School of Education and the major upon admission to UW–Madison. Current UW–Madison students wishing to transfer to the School of Education to complete an undergraduate degree with this major must meet with an advisor in Education Academic Services to transfer and declare the major.

PROSPECTIVE TRANSFER STUDENTS

Applicants not already enrolled on the UW–Madison campus must be admissible to the university to enroll in a School of Education degree program. Admission to UW–Madison requires a separate application and admission process. See UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment for application information. Prospective transfer students are advised to meet with an Education Academic Services advisor in person or by telephone in advance of their application; to schedule, call 608-262-1651.

STUDENTS WITH A PREVIOUS DEGREE

Prospective applicants who already hold an undergraduate degree are strongly encouraged to meet with an Education Academic Services advisor in advance of their application. Consultations with advisors are available in person or via telephone; to schedule, call 608-262-1651.

Applicants who already hold an undergraduate degree are admitted to the School of Education as a candidate for a second degree upon completion of the admission process. Second degree students are seeking a second degree that is unrelated to their first degree. More information is available here under the Students with a Previous Degree heading.

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION

New freshmen and off-campus transfers are admitted directly to the Bachelor of Science–Health Promotion and Health Equity degree program. Current UW–Madison students must consult with an advisor in Education Academic Services to transfer to the School of Education and declare the major; call 608-262-1651 to schedule an appointment. Note: Requirements and selection criteria may be modified from one application/admission period to the next.

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

Eligibility for admission consideration to the Bachelor of Science–Health Promotion and Health Equity degree:

  • Cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 based on UW–Madison campus coursework, as modified by the Last 60 Credits Rule (detailed below).
  • Filing of all required paperwork and other application materials, including program application and transcripts.

Last 60 Credits Rule

Two grade point averages may be calculated to determine candidates' eligibility to programs. GPAs will be calculated using

  • all transferable college level coursework attempted, and
  • the last 60 credits attempted.

The higher GPA of these two will be used for purposes of determining eligibility. If fewer than 60 credits have been attempted, all credits will be used to calculate the GPA. Graded graduate coursework will also be used in all GPA calculations. ("Attempted" coursework indicates coursework for which a grade has been earned.) More information on this rule is available here.

Additional Major in Health Promotion and Health Equity

Undergraduate students from all schools and colleges on campus except the College of Letters and Science may declare Health Promotion and Health Equity as an additional major. Students wishing to declare the additional major must visit an advisor in Education Academic Services to complete the declaration form; to schedule, call 608-262-1651. The declaration must also be approved by the student's home school/college.

Students completing Health Promotion and Health Equity as an additional major do not need to complete the School of Education's liberal studies and other degree requirements unless their primary major is also in the School of Education.

Please note that the requirements of the additional major must be completed before or concurrently with the degree program and primary major.

University General Education Requirements

All undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are required to fulfill a minimum set of common university general education requirements to ensure that every graduate acquires the essential core of an undergraduate education. This core establishes a foundation for living a productive life, being a citizen of the world, appreciating aesthetic values, and engaging in lifelong learning in a continually changing world. Various schools and colleges will have requirements in addition to the requirements listed below. Consult your advisor for assistance, as needed. For additional information, see the university Undergraduate General Education Requirements section of the Guide.

General Education
  • Breadth—Humanities/Literature/Arts: 6 credits
  • Breadth—Natural Science: 4 to 6 credits, consisting of one 4- or 5-credit course with a laboratory component; or two courses providing a total of 6 credits
  • Breadth—Social Studies: 3 credits
  • Communication Part A & Part B *
  • Ethnic Studies *
  • Quantitative Reasoning Part A & Part B *

* The mortarboard symbol appears before the title of any course that fulfills one of the Communication Part A or Part B, Ethnic Studies, or Quantitative Reasoning Part A or Part B requirements.

School of Education Liberal Studies Requirements

How Students Meet Requirements

The School of Education’s Liberal Studies Requirements automatically satisfy most of the University's General Education Requirements, including Ethnic Studies, Humanities/Literature, Social Studies, and Science. Students pursuing most School of Education degree program may also complete Communication Part B, Quantitative Reasoning Part A, and Quantitative Reasoning Part B through courses required by their degree program.

Beginning at Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR), School of Education academic advisors help each student determine how they can meet General Education Requirements while pursuing a specific degree program, or through exploration of a variety of interests. The General Education and Liberal Studies requirements provide an opportunity to do some academic exploration. If a student cannot complete a General Education requirement within the curriculum of their chosen School of Education program, academic advisors can offer suggestions for courses that meet the requirement and augment the student’s primary area of study.

Students with a previous undergraduate degree are not required to complete the Liberal Studies coursework.

Liberal Studies Requirements

All students are required to complete a minimum of 40 credits of Liberal Studies coursework. Most Liberal Studies courses are offered by academic departments in the College of Letters & Science. Each course is assigned a number of descriptors that provide information about its content. For example, a breadth designation indicates what kind of course it is—a Science course, a Literature course, etc. Level designations describe how advanced the content of a course is in relation to other courses in the department—Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced, or Intermediate/Advanced level. Course listings in both Course Guide and Schedule of Classes (Class Search) provide breadth and level designations  Click on the course number to obtain this information. Students can also search for courses meeting specific breadth or level designations using either Course Guide and Schedule of Classes (Class Search).

UW–Madison breadth designations

Biological Science
Humanities
Literature
Natural Science
Physical Science
Social Science
Social or Natural Science
Humanities or Natural Science
Biological or Social Science
Humanities or Social Science

HUMANITIES

All students must complete a minimum of 9 credits, to include:

Literature (minimum of 2 credits)

Any course designated as Literature.

Fine Arts (minimum of 2 credits)

The courses listed below are approved for the Fine Arts requirement. Additional courses can be considered; students may consult with an advisor in Education Academic Services.

African Languages and Literature
AFRICAN/​AFROAMER  220 HipHop, Youth Culture, and Politics in Senegal3
AFRICAN/​AFROAMER  233 Global HipHop and Social Justice3
Afro-American Studies
AFROAMER 154 Hip-Hop and Contemporary American Society3
AFROAMER 156 Black Music and American Cultural History3
AFROAMER/​AFRICAN  220 HipHop, Youth Culture, and Politics in Senegal3
AFROAMER 225 Introduction to African American Dramatic Literature3
AFROAMER/​AFRICAN  233 Global HipHop and Social Justice3
AFROAMER/​ART HIST  241 Introduction to African Art and Architecture3
AFROAMER/​ART HIST  242 Introduction to Afro-American Art3
AFROAMER/​GEN&WS  267 Artistic/Cultural Images of Black Women3
AFROAMER/​DANCE/​MUSIC  318 Cultural Cross Currents: West African Dance/Music in the Americas3
AFROAMER 338 The Black Arts Movement3
AFROAMER/​GEN&WS  367 Art and Visual Culture: Women of the African Diaspora and Africa3
AFROAMER/​MUSIC  400 Music Cultures of the World: Africa, Europe, the Americas3
AFROAMER/​AFRICAN  413 Contemporary African and Caribbean Drama3-4
AFROAMER 456 Soul Music and the African American Freedom Movement3
American Indian Studies
AMER IND 325 American Indians in Film3
Art
Any course from the Department of Art
Art Education
ART ED/​CURRIC  322 Information Design for Visual Learning (Art Education)3
Art History
Any course from the Department of Art History
Communication Arts
COM ARTS 350 Introduction to Film3
COM ARTS 357 History of the Animated Film3
Dance
Any course from the Department of Dance
Design Studies
DS 120 Design: Fundamentals I3
English
ENGL 207 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry Workshop3
ENGL 307 Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry Workshop3
Environmental Studies
ENVIR ST/​HIST SCI/​HISTORY  125 Green Screen: Environmental Perspectives through Film3
Folklore
FOLKLORE/​MUSIC  103 Introduction to Music Cultures of the World3
FOLKLORE/​DANCE/​THEATRE  321 Javanese Performance2
Gender and Women's Studies
GEN&WS/​AFROAMER  267 Artistic/Cultural Images of Black Women3
German
GERMAN/​JEWISH  267 Yiddish Song and the Jewish Experience3-4
Integrated Liberal Studies
ILS 203 Western Culture: Literature and the Arts I3
ILS 204 Western Culture: Literature and the Arts II3-4
Jewish Studies
JEWISH/​GERMAN  267 Yiddish Song and the Jewish Experience3-4
Literature in Translation
LITTRANS 207 Slavic Science Fiction through Literature and Film3
LITTRANS 231 Manga3
LITTRANS 232 Anime3
LITTRANS 233 Russian Life and Culture Through Literature and Art (to 1917)3-4
LITTRANS 234 Soviet Life and Culture Through Literature and Art (from 1917)3-4
LITTRANS 272 French Pop Culture3
LITTRANS 329 The Vampire in Literature and Film3
LITTRANS/​THEATRE  335 In Translation: The Drama of Henrik Ibsen3-4
LITTRANS/​THEATRE  336 In Translation: The Drama of August Strindberg3-4
Music
Any course from the Department of Music
Music Performance
Any course from the Department of Music Performance
Theatre
Any course from the Department of Theatre and Drama

Humanities Elective(s)

May include courses designated as Humanities, Literature, Humanities or Natural Science, Humanities or Social Science, elementary and intermediate level foreign language, or additional fine arts. May also count COM ARTS 105 Public SpeakingCOM ARTS 181 Elements of Speech-Honors Course, and any English department intermediate or advanced level creative writing or composition course toward this requirement (ESL classes and elementary level composition courses are excluded).

SOCIAL STUDIES (SOCIAL SCIENCE)

All students must complete a minimum of 9 credits. Select from courses with a breadth designation of Social Science, Social or Natural ScienceBiological or Social Science, or as Humanities or Social Science.

Teacher education, athletic training, and kinesiology students have unique requirements in this category; see below:

Teacher Education requirement

Teacher education students must complete a Local, State, and National Government requirement by enrolling in one of the following courses as part of the 9 credits:

Athletic Training and Kinesiology–Exercise and Movement Science

Athletic Training and Kinesiology–Exercise and Movement Science students must complete PSYCH 202 Introduction to Psychology as part of the 9 credits.

SCIENCE

All students must complete a minimum of 9 credits, including one course designated as a Biological Science course and one designated as a Physical Science course. All students must complete one science course with a laboratory. The lab course can also count toward the Biological or Physical Science requirement if it has the requisite breadth designation.

Biological Science

Any course with a breadth designation of Biological Science, or as Biological or Social Science.

Physical Science

Any course with a breadth designation of Physical Science.

Science Elective(s)

Other courses with a breadth designation of Biological Science, Physical Science, Natural Science, Social or Natural Science, Humanities or Natural Science, or as Biological or Social Science.

Laboratory requirement

Most sciences with lab sections are identified as such in Class Search and Course Guide. An AP Biology score of 4 or 5 will also fulfill the Laboratory requirement.

In addition to courses with lab sections, the following courses include some lab experience and will meet the lab requirements for students in the School of Education:

Course options within the College of Letters & Science
ANTHRO 105 Principles of Biological Anthropology3
ATM OCN 101 Weather and Climate4
BOTANY 100 Survey of Botany3
GEOSCI 100 Introductory Geology: How the Earth Works3
PHYSICS 109 Physics in the Arts3
Suggested courses options outside the College of Letters & Science
AGRONOMY 100 Principles and Practices in Crop Production4
BOTANY/PL PATH 123 Plants, Parasites, and People3
FOOD SCI/​MICROBIO  324 Food Microbiology Laboratory2
HORT 120 Survey of Horticulture3
PL PATH/​BOTANY  123 Plants, Parasites, and People3

Cultural and Historical Studies

All students must complete three requirements met by separate courses. Any of these courses can also be used to meet the Humanities or Social Studies (Social Sciences) requirements if it has the relevant breadth designation. A single course cannot satisfy more than one of the three Cultural and Historical Studies requirements listed below.

Ethnic Studies (minimum 3 credit course)

The Ethnic Studies requirement is intended to increase understanding of the culture and contributions of persistently marginalized racial or ethnic groups in the United States, and to equip students to respond constructively to issues connected with our pluralistic society and global community. Courses that meet this requirement have a specific ethnic studies designation that can be utilized in a course search.

United States or European History (minimum 3 credits)

The courses listed below count toward this requirement. Additional courses can be considered; students may consult with an advisor in Education Academic Services.

Afro-American Studies
AFROAMER 154 Hip-Hop and Contemporary American Society3
AFROAMER 156 Black Music and American Cultural History3
AFROAMER 231 Introduction to Afro-American History3
AFROAMER 272 Race and American Politics from the New Deal to the New Right3
AFROAMER/​AFRICAN/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  297 African and African-American Linkages: An Introduction4
AFROAMER 302 Undergraduate Studies in Afro-American History3
AFROAMER/​HISTORY  321 Afro-American History Since 19003-4
AFROAMER/​HISTORY  322 Afro-American History to 19003-4
AFROAMER/​GEN&WS  323 Gender, Race and Class: Women in U.S. History3
AFROAMER/​GEN&WS  324 Black Women in America: Reconstruction to the Present3
AFROAMER/​GEN&WS  326 Race and Gender in Post-World War II U.S. Society3
AFROAMER/​HISTORY  347 The Caribbean and its Diasporas3
AFROAMER/​HISTORY  393 Slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction, 1848-18773-4
AFROAMER 456 Soul Music and the African American Freedom Movement3
AFROAMER/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  523 Race, American Medicine and Public Health3
AFROAMER/​ED POL  567 History of African American Education3
AFROAMER/​HISTORY  628 History of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States3
AFROAMER 631 Colloquium in Afro-American History3
AFROAMER 671 Selected Topics in Afro-American History3
American Indian Studies
AMER IND 100 Introduction to American Indian Studies3
AMER IND 250 Indians of Wisconsin3
AMER IND/​ANTHRO  314 Indians of North America3
AMER IND 320 Native Peoples of the Southwest3
AMER IND/​HISTORY  490 American Indian History3-4
AMER IND/​SOC WORK  658 American Indian Affairs2-3
Asian American Studies
ASIAN AM/​AFROAMER/​AMER IND/​CHICLA/​FOLKLORE  102 Introduction to Comparative US Ethnic and American Indian Studies3
ASIAN AM/​HISTORY  160 Asian American History: Movement and Dislocation3-4
ASIAN AM/​HISTORY  161 Asian American History: Settlement and National Belonging3-4
ASIAN AM/​SOC  220 Ethnic Movements in the United States3-4
ASIAN AM/​ASIAN/​HISTORY  246 Southeast Asian Refugees of the "Cold" War4
Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies
CHICLA/​AFROAMER/​AMER IND/​ASIAN AM/​FOLKLORE  102 Introduction to Comparative US Ethnic and American Indian Studies3
CHICLA/​HISTORY  152 The U.S. West Since 18503-4
CHICLA 201 Introduction to Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies3
CHICLA/​GEN&WS/​HISTORY  245 Chicana and Latina History3
CHICLA 301 Chicana/o and Latina/o History3
CHICLA/​GEN&WS  332 Latinas: Self Identity and Social Change3
CHICLA/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  422 Latino History and Politics3
CHICLA/​HISTORY  435 Colony, Nation, and Minority: The Puerto Ricans' World3
CHICLA/​HISTORY  461 The American West to18503-4
Educational Policy Studies
ED POL/​HISTORY  412 History of American Education3
ED POL/​AFROAMER  567 History of African American Education3
Gender and Women's Studies
GEN&WS/​HIST SCI  537 Childbirth in the United States3
History—United States History
HISTORY 101 Amer Hist to the Civil War Era, the Origin & Growth of the U S4
HISTORY 102 American History, Civil War Era to the Present4
HISTORY 109 Introduction to U.S. History3-4
HISTORY 136 Sport, Recreation, & Society in the United States3-4
HISTORY 150 American Histories: The Nineteenth Century4
HISTORY/​CHICLA  152 The U.S. West Since 18503-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN AM  160 Asian American History: Movement and Dislocation3-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN AM  161 Asian American History: Settlement and National Belonging3-4
HISTORY 201 The Historian's Craft (topic must be approved)3-4
HISTORY/​JEWISH  213 Jews and American Pop. Culture3-4
HISTORY/​JEWISH  219 The American Jewish Experience: From Shtetl to Suburb4
HISTORY 221 Explorations in American History (H)3-4
HISTORY 227 Explorations in the History of Race and Ethnicity3
HISTORY/​CHICLA/​GEN&WS  245 Chicana and Latina History3
HISTORY/​ASIAN/​ASIAN AM  246 Southeast Asian Refugees of the "Cold" War4
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  261 American Legal History to 18603
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  262 American Legal History, 1860 to the Present3
HISTORY 269 War, Race, and Religion in Europe and the United States, from the Scramble for Africa to Today3-4
HISTORY 272 History Study Abroad: United States History1-4
HISTORY/​AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​POLI SCI  297 African and African-American Linkages: An Introduction4
HISTORY 302 History of American Thought, 1859 to the Present3-4
HISTORY 304 United States, 1877-19143-4
HISTORY 305 United States 1914-19453-4
HISTORY 306 The United States Since 19453-4
HISTORY/​AFROAMER  321 Afro-American History Since 19003-4
HISTORY/​AFROAMER  322 Afro-American History to 19003-4
HISTORY 329 History of American Capitalism4
HISTORY 344 The Age of the American Revolution, 1763-17893-4
HISTORY 345 Military History of the United States3-4
HISTORY/​GEN&WS  353 Women and Gender in the U.S. to 18703-4
HISTORY/​GEN&WS  354 Women and Gender in the U.S. Since 18703-4
HISTORY/​CHICLA/​LACIS/​POLI SCI  355 Labor in the Americas: US & Mexico in Comparative & Historical Perspective3
HISTORY/​AFROAMER  393 Slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction, 1848-18773-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  394 Science in America3
HISTORY 403 Immigration and Assimilation in American History3-4
HISTORY 408 American Labor History: 1900-Present3-4
HISTORY/​ED POL  412 History of American Education3
HISTORY/​CHICLA/​POLI SCI  422 Latino History and Politics3
HISTORY 427 The American Military Experience to 19023-4
HISTORY 428 The American Military Experience Since 18993-4
HISTORY 434 American Foreign Relations, 1901 to the Present3-4
HISTORY/​CHICLA  435 Colony, Nation, and Minority: The Puerto Ricans' World3
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  459 Rule of Law: Philosophical and Historical Models3-4
HISTORY/​ENVIR ST/​GEOG  460 American Environmental History4
HISTORY/​CHICLA  461 The American West to18503-4
HISTORY/​ENVIR ST  465 Global Environmental History3-4
HISTORY/​ECON  466 The American Economy Since 18653-4
HISTORY/​ENVIR ST/​GEOG  469 The Making of the American Landscape4
HISTORY/​AMER IND  490 American Indian History3-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  504 Society and Health Care in American History3
HISTORY/​JOURN  560 History of Mass Communication4
HISTORY/​L I S  569 History of American Librarianship3
HISTORY 607 The American Impact Abroad: The Historical Dimension3
HISTORY/​AFROAMER  628 History of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States3
History—European History
HISTORY/​CLASSICS  110 The Ancient Mediterranean4
HISTORY 111 Culture & Society in the Ancient Mediterranean3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  112 The World of Late Antiquity (200-900 C.E.)4
HISTORY 115 Medieval Europe 410-15004
HISTORY 119 Europe and the World, 1400-18154
HISTORY 120 Europe and the Modern World 1815 to the Present4
HISTORY 123 English History: England to 16883-4
HISTORY 124 British History: 1688 to the Present4
HISTORY 201 The Historian's Craft (topic must be approved)3-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  208 Western Intellectual and Religious History to 15003-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  209 Western Intellectual and Religious History since 15003-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  212 The History of Western Christianity to 17504
HISTORY 223 Explorations in European History (H)3-4
HISTORY 224 Explorations in European History (S)3
HISTORY/​GEOG/​POLI SCI/​SLAVIC  253 Russia: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
HISTORY/​GEOG/​POLI SCI/​SLAVIC  254 Eastern Europe: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
HISTORY 270 Eastern Europe since 19003-4
HISTORY 271 History Study Abroad: European History1-4
HISTORY 303 A History of Greek Civilization3-4
HISTORY 307 A History of Rome3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  309 The Crusades: Christianity and Islam3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL  313 Introduction to Byzantine History and Civilization3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  318 Medieval Social and Intellectual History, 1200-14503-4
HISTORY 320 Early Modern France, 1500-17153-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI  323 The Scientific Revolution: From Copernicus to Newton3
HISTORY/​HIST SCI  324 Science in the Enlightenment3
HISTORY/​ENVIR ST  328 Environmental History of Europe3
HISTORY 333 The Renaissance3-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  334 The Reformation3-4
HISTORY 348 France from Napoleon to the Great War, 1799-19143-4
HISTORY 349 Contemporary France, 1914 to the Present3-4
HISTORY 350 The First World War and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Europe3-4
HISTORY 351 Seventeenth-Century Europe3-4
HISTORY 352 Eighteenth Century Europe3-4
HISTORY 357 The Second World War3-4
HISTORY 358 French Revolution and Napoleon3-4
HISTORY 359 History of Europe Since 19453-4
HISTORY 361 The Emergence of Mod Britain: England 1485-16603-4
HISTORY 367 Society and Ideas in Shakespeare's England3-4
HISTORY/​JEWISH  373 Modern Political History of the Jews: 1655-19194
HISTORY/​JEWISH  374 Modern Political History of the Jews: Era of Mass Movements, 1870-19704
HISTORY/​GEN&WS  392 Women and Gender in Modern Europe3-4
HISTORY 410 History of Germany, 1871 to the Present3-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  411 The Enlightenment and Its Critics3
HISTORY 417 History of Russia3-4
HISTORY 418 History of Russia3-4
HISTORY 419 History of Soviet Russia3-4
HISTORY 420 Russian Social and Intellectual History3-4
HISTORY 424 The Soviet Union and the World, 1917-19913-4
HISTORY 425 History of Poland and the Baltic Area3-4
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  426 The History of Punishment3-4
HISTORY/​SCAND ST  431 History of Scandinavia to 18153
HISTORY/​SCAND ST  432 History of Scandinavia Since 18153
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  437 Western Christianity from Augustine to Darwin4
HISTORY 474 European Social History, 1830-19143-4
HISTORY 475 European Social History, 1914-Present3-4
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  476 Medieval Law and Society3
HISTORY/​ED POL  478 Comparative History of Childhood and Adolescence3
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  502 Law and Colonialism3
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  507 Health, Disease and Healing I3-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  508 Health, Disease and Healing II3-4
HISTORY 514 European Cultural History Since 18703-4
HISTORY/​CURRIC/​JEWISH  515 Holocaust: History, Memory and Education3
HISTORY/​CLASSICS/​RELIG ST  517 Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean3
HISTORY/​JEWISH  518 Anti-Semitism in European Culture, 1700-19453
HISTORY/​CLASSICS/​FRENCH/​ITALIAN/​MEDIEVAL  550 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies in Medieval Civilization3
HISTORY/​CLASSICS/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST/​S&A PHM  561 Greek and Roman Medicine and Pharmacy3
HISTORY/​SCAND ST  577 Contemporary Scandinavia: Politics and History3-4
Medical History and Bioethics
MED HIST/​HIST SCI  218 History of Twentieth Century American Medicine3
Political Science
POLI SCI/​CHICLA/​HISTORY  422 Latino History and Politics3

Global Perspectives (minimum 3 credits)

Global perspectives courses include courses whose primary emphasis is on:

  • cultures whose origins lie outside of the western tradition, or
  • analyzing and interpreting cultural differences through the study of language, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or class, or 
  • cultural pluralism within specific geographical areas.

The courses listed below count toward this requirement. Additional courses can be considered; students may consult with an advisor in Education Academic Services. 

African Languages & Literature
AFRICAN/​HISTORY  129 Africa on the Global Stage3-4
AFRICAN 201 Introduction to African Literature3
AFRICAN/​FOLKLORE  210 The African Storyteller3
AFRICAN 211 The African Autobiography3
AFRICAN 212 Introduction to African Popular Culture3-4
AFRICAN/​AFROAMER  220 HipHop, Youth Culture, and Politics in Senegal3
AFRICAN 230 Introduction to Yoruba Life and Culture3
AFRICAN 231 Introduction to Arabic Literary Culture3
AFRICAN 232 Introduction to Swahili Cultures3
AFRICAN/​AFROAMER  233 Global HipHop and Social Justice3
AFRICAN/​FOLKLORE  270 The Hero and Trickster in African Oral Traditions3
AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SOC  277 Africa: An Introductory Survey4
AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  297 African and African-American Linkages: An Introduction4
AFRICAN 300 African Literature in Translation3
AFRICAN/​ASIAN/​RELIG ST  370 Islam: Religion and Culture4
Afro-American Studies
AFROAMER/​AFRICAN  220 HipHop, Youth Culture, and Politics in Senegal3
AFROAMER/​AFRICAN  233 Global HipHop and Social Justice3
AFROAMER/​ART HIST  241 Introduction to African Art and Architecture3
AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​C&E SOC/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
AFROAMER/​AFRICAN/​ANTHRO/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SOC  277 Africa: An Introductory Survey4
AFROAMER/​AFRICAN/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  297 African and African-American Linkages: An Introduction4
AFROAMER/​GEN&WS  367 Art and Visual Culture: Women of the African Diaspora and Africa3
Agricultural and Applied Economics
A A E/​ENVIR ST  244 The Environment and the Global Economy4
A A E 319 The International Agricultural Economy3
A A E/​AGRONOMY/​INTER-AG/​NUTR SCI  350 World Hunger and Malnutrition3
A A E/​INTL ST  373 Globalization, Poverty and Development3
A A E/​INTL ST  374 The Growth and Development of Nations in the Global Economy3
A A E/​ECON  473 Economic Growth and Development in Southeast Asia3
Agronomy
AGRONOMY/​ENTOM/​NUTR SCI  203 Introduction to Global Health3
AGRONOMY/​A A E/​INTER-AG/​NUTR SCI  350 World Hunger and Malnutrition3
AGRONOMY 377 Cropping Systems of the Tropics3
Anthropology
ANTHRO 100 General Anthropology3
ANTHRO 102 Archaeology and the Prehistoric World3
ANTHRO 104 Cultural Anthropology and Human Diversity3
ANTHRO 105 Principles of Biological Anthropology3
ANTHRO/​FOLKLORE/​INTL ST/​LINGUIS  211 Global Language Issues4
ANTHRO 237 Cut 'n' Mix: Music, Race, and Culture in the Caribbean3
ANTHRO/​AFROAMER/​C&E SOC/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
ANTHRO/​AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SOC  277 Africa: An Introductory Survey4
ANTHRO 300 Cultural Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography3
ANTHRO/​AMER IND  314 Indians of North America3
ANTHRO 321 The Emergence of Human Culture3
ANTHRO 322 The Origins of Civilization3
ANTHRO 327 Peoples of the Andes Today3
ANTHRO 330 Topics in Ethnology (topic must be approved)3-4
ANTHRO 333 Prehistory of Africa3
ANTHRO 350 Political Anthropology3-4
ANTHRO 357 Introduction to the Anthropology of Japan3-4
ANTHRO 358 Anthropology of China3
ANTHRO 365 Medical Anthropology3
Art History
ART HIST 203 Survey of Asian Art3-4
ART HIST 205 Global Arts4
ART HIST/​AFROAMER  241 Introduction to African Art and Architecture3
ART HIST 305 History of Islamic Art and Architecture3
ART HIST 307 Early Chinese Art: From Antiquity to the Tenth Century3
ART HIST 308 Later Chinese Art: From the Tenth Century to the Present3
ART HIST 354 Cross-Cultural Arts Around the Atlantic Rim: 1800 to the Present3-4
ART HIST 371 Chinese Painting3-4
ART HIST 372 Arts of Japan3-4
ART HIST 375 Later Japanese Painting and Woodblock Prints3-4
ART HIST/​ASIAN  379 Cities of Asia3
ART HIST 411 Topics in Asian Art3-4
ART HIST 412 Topics in African and African Diaspora Art History3-4
ART HIST 413 Art and Architecture in the Age of the Caliphs3
ART HIST/​ASIAN  428 Visual Cultures of India3
ART HIST 440 Art and Power in the Arab World3
ART HIST 475 Japanese Ceramics and Allied Arts3
ART HIST/​RELIG ST  478 Art and Religious Practice in Medieval Japan3
ART HIST 479 Art and History in Africa3-4
Asian Languages and Cultures
ASIAN 252 Contemporary Indian Society4
ASIAN 253 Japanese Popular Culture3
ASIAN/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  267 Asian Religions in Global Perspective3-4
ASIAN/​RELIG ST  274 Religion in South Asia3
ASIAN/​KINES  277 Kendo: Integration of Martial Arts and Liberal Arts2
ASIAN 300 Topics in Asian Studies3
ASIAN/​RELIG ST  306 Hinduism3-4
ASIAN/​RELIG ST  307 A Survey of Tibetan Buddhism3
ASIAN/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  308 Introduction to Buddhism3-4
ASIAN 311 Modern Indian Literatures3
ASIAN/​RELIG ST  350 Introduction to Taoism3-4
ASIAN 351 Survey of Classical Chinese Literature3
ASIAN 352 Survey of Modern Chinese Literature3
ASIAN 353 Lovers, Warriors and Monks: Survey of Japanese Literature3
ASIAN 355 Modern Japanese Literature3
ASIAN 361 Love and Politics: The Tale of Genji3
ASIAN/​RELIG ST  362 Introduction to Confucianism3
ASIAN 371 Topics in Chinese Literature2-3
ASIAN 378 Anime3
ASIAN/​ART HIST  379 Cities of Asia3
ASIAN 403 Southeast Asian Literature3
ASIAN/​RELIG ST  466 Buddhist Thought3
Community & Environmental Sociology
C&E SOC/​SOC  140 Introduction to Community and Environmental Sociology3
C&E SOC/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
Dance
DANCE 118 African Dance1
DANCE 165 World Dance Cultures: Traditional to Contemporary3
DANCE/​THEATRE  218 African Dance Performance2
DANCE/​AFROAMER/​MUSIC  318 Cultural Cross Currents: West African Dance/Music in the Americas3
DANCE/​FOLKLORE/​THEATRE  321 Javanese Performance2
East Asian Area Studies
E A STDS/​ASIAN/​HISTORY  103 Introduction to East Asian History: China3-4
E A STDS/​ASIAN/​HISTORY  104 Introduction to East Asian History: Japan3-4
E A STDS/​ASIAN/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  255 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations3-4
E A STDS 270 Humanities Topics in East Asian Studies (topic must be approved)1-3
E A STDS/​ASIAN/​ASIAN AM/​HISTORY  276 Chinese Migrations since 15003-4
E A STDS/​ASIAN  301 Social Studies Topics in East Asian Studies (topic must be approved)1-3
E A STDS/​ASIAN/​HISTORY  337 Social and Intellectual History of China, 589 AD-19193-4
E A STDS/​ASIAN/​HISTORY  341 History of Modern China, 1800-19493-4
E A STDS/​ASIAN/​HISTORY  342 History of the Peoples Republic of China, 1949 to the Present3-4
E A STDS/​ASIAN/​HISTORY  363 China and World War II in Asia3-4
E A STDS/​ASIAN/​HISTORY  454 Samurai: History and Image3-4
E A STDS/​ASIAN/​HISTORY  456 Pearl Harbor & Hiroshima: Japan, the US & The Crisis in Asia3-4
Environmental Studies
ENVIR ST/​GEOG  139 Global Environmental Issues3
ENVIR ST/​A A E  244 The Environment and the Global Economy4
ENVIR ST/​GEOG  309 People, Land and Food: Comparative Study of Agriculture Systems3
ENVIR ST/​GEOG  339 Environmental Conservation4
ENVIR ST/​HIST SCI/​RELIG ST  356 Islam, Science & Technology, and the Environment3-4
ENVIR ST/​M&ENVTOX/​PL PATH  368 Environmental Law, Toxic Substances, and Conservation2
Folklore
FOLKLORE 100 Introduction to Folklore3
FOLKLORE/​MUSIC  103 Introduction to Music Cultures of the World3
FOLKLORE/​AFRICAN  210 The African Storyteller3
FOLKLORE/​ANTHRO/​INTL ST/​LINGUIS  211 Global Language Issues4
FOLKLORE/​AFRICAN  270 The Hero and Trickster in African Oral Traditions3
FOLKLORE/​DANCE/​THEATRE  321 Javanese Performance2
FOLKLORE/​RELIG ST  352 Shamanism3
Gender and Women's Studies
GEN&WS 102 Gender, Women, and Society in Global Perspective3
GEN&WS/​HISTORY  134 Women and Gender in World History3-4
GEN&WS/​AFROAMER  367 Art and Visual Culture: Women of the African Diaspora and Africa3
GEN&WS 427 Global Feminisms3
GEN&WS/​PORTUG  450 Brazillian Women Writers3
Geography
GEOG 101 Introduction to Human Geography4
GEOG/​ENVIR ST  139 Global Environmental Issues3
GEOG/​ASIAN/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SOC  244 Introduction to Southeast Asia: Vietnam to the Philippines4
GEOG/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​C&E SOC/​HISTORY/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
GEOG/​AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SOC  277 Africa: An Introductory Survey4
GEOG/​ENVIR ST  309 People, Land and Food: Comparative Study of Agriculture Systems3
GEOG/​ENVIR ST  339 Environmental Conservation4
GEOG 340 World Regions in Global Context3
GEOG 348 Latin America4
GEOG 355 Africa, South of the Sahara3
GEOG 358 Human Geography of Southeast Asia (German, Nordic, and Slavic)3
German, Nordic, and Slavic
GNS/​HISTORY  265 An Introduction to Central Asia: From the Silk Route to Afghanistan3
History
HISTORY/​ASIAN/​E A STDS  103 Introduction to East Asian History: China3-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN/​E A STDS  104 Introduction to East Asian History: Japan3-4
HISTORY 105 Introduction to the History of Africa3-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN  108 Introduction to East Asian History - Korea3-4
HISTORY/​AFRICAN  129 Africa on the Global Stage3-4
HISTORY 130 An Introduction to World History3-4
HISTORY/​GEN&WS  134 Women and Gender in World History3-4
HISTORY 139 The Middle East in the 20th Century3-4
HISTORY 142 History of South Asia to the Present3-4
HISTORY 144 Traveling the World: South Asians in Diaspora4
HISTORY 201 The Historian's Craft (topic must be approved)3-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  205 The Making of the Islamic World: The Middle East, 500-15003-4
HISTORY 225 Explorations in Third World History (H)3-4
HISTORY 228 Explorations in Transnational/Comparative History (Social Science) (topic must be approved)3
HISTORY 229 Explorations in Transnational/Comparative History (Humanities) (topic must be approved)3
HISTORY 241 Latin America from 1780 to 19404
HISTORY 242 Modern Latin America, 1898 to the Present4
HISTORY/​ASIAN/​GEOG/​POLI SCI/​SOC  244 Introduction to Southeast Asia: Vietnam to the Philippines4
HISTORY/​CHICLA/​GEN&WS  245 Chicana and Latina History3
HISTORY/​ASIAN/​ASIAN AM  246 Southeast Asian Refugees of the "Cold" War4
HISTORY/​ASIAN/​E A STDS/​POLI SCI  255 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations3-4
HISTORY/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​C&E SOC/​GEOG/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
HISTORY/​GNS  265 An Introduction to Central Asia: From the Silk Route to Afghanistan3
HISTORY/​ASIAN/​RELIG ST  267 Asian Religions in Global Perspective3
HISTORY 273 History Study Abroad: Non-Western History1-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN/​ASIAN AM/​E A STDS  276 Chinese Migrations since 15003-4
HISTORY/​AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​GEOG/​POLI SCI/​SOC  277 Africa: An Introductory Survey4
HISTORY 278 Africans in the Americas, 1492-18083-4
HISTORY 279 Afro-Atlantic History, 1808-Present3-4
HISTORY/​AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​POLI SCI  297 African and African-American Linkages: An Introduction4
HISTORY/​ASIAN/​RELIG ST  308 Introduction to Buddhism3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  309 The Crusades: Christianity and Islam3-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN  319 The Vietnam Wars3-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN  335 The Koreas: Korean War to the 21st Century3-4
HISTORY 336 Chinese Economic and Business History: From Silk to iPhones3-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN/​E A STDS  337 Social and Intellectual History of China, 589 AD-19193-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN/​E A STDS  341 History of Modern China, 1800-19493-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN/​E A STDS  342 History of the Peoples Republic of China, 1949 to the Present3-4
HISTORY/​AFROAMER  347 The Caribbean and its Diasporas3
HISTORY/​ASIAN/​E A STDS  363 China and World War II in Asia3-4
HISTORY 377 History of Africa, 1500 to 18703-4
HISTORY 378 History of Africa Since 18703-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  379 Islam in Iran3
HISTORY/​CHICLA/​POLI SCI  422 Latino History and Politics3
HISTORY/​CHICLA  435 Colony, Nation, and Minority: The Puerto Ricans' World3
HISTORY/​ASIAN/​RELIG ST  438 Buddhism and Society in Southeast Asian History3-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  439 Islamic History From the Origin of Islam to the Ottoman Empire3-4
HISTORY 441 Revolution and Conflict in Modern Latin America3-4
HISTORY 444 History of East Africa3-4
HISTORY 445 History of Equatorial Africa3-4
HISTORY 450 Making of Modern South Asia3-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN/​E A STDS  454 Samurai: History and Image3-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN/​E A STDS  456 Pearl Harbor & Hiroshima: Japan, the US & The Crisis in Asia3-4
HISTORY 457 History of Southeast Asia to 18003-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN  458 History of Southeast Asia Since 18003-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN  463 Topics in South Asian History3
HISTORY 533 Multi-Racial Societies in Latin America3-4
HISTORY 555 History of Brazil3-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  564 Disease, Medicine and Public Health in the History of Latin America and the Caribbean3
History of Science
HIST SCI/​ENVIR ST/​RELIG ST  356 Islam, Science & Technology, and the Environment3-4
Inter-AG
INTER-AG/​A A E/​AGRONOMY/​NUTR SCI  350 World Hunger and Malnutrition3
International Business
INTL BUS 200 International Business3
International Studies
INTL ST 101 Introduction to International Studies3-4
INTL ST 266 Introduction to the Middle East3
INTL ST 310 International Learning Community Seminar (specific topic must be approved)1-3
INTL ST/​ED POL  335 Globalization and Education3
INTL ST/​A A E  373 Globalization, Poverty and Development3
INTL ST/​A A E  374 The Growth and Development of Nations in the Global Economy3
Kinesiology
KINES/​ASIAN  277 Kendo: Integration of Martial Arts and Liberal Arts2
Literature in Translation
LITTRANS 211 Modern Indian Literatures in Traslation3
LITTRANS 214 Literatures of Central Asia in Translation3
LITTRANS 226 Introduction to Luso-Afro-Brazilian Literature3
LITTRANS 231 Manga3
LITTRANS 232 Anime3
LITTRANS/​RELIG ST  257 Literatures of Muslim Societies in Translation3
LITTRANS 261 Survey of Chinese Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 262 Survey of Chinese Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 263 Survey of Japanese Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 264 Survey of Japanese Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 301 Modern Indonesian Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 303 Southeast Asian Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 304 Southeast Asian Literature in Translation3
LITTRANS 368 Modern Japanese Fiction3
LITTRANS 372 Classical Japanese Prose in Translation3
LITTRANS 373 Topics in Japanese Literature3
LITTRANS 374 Topics in Korean Literature3
Medical History and Bioethics
MED HIST/​ENVIR ST  213 Global Environmental Health: An Interdisciplinary Introduction3
Medieval Studies
MEDIEVAL/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  309 The Crusades: Christianity and Islam3-4
Music
MUSIC/​FOLKLORE  103 Introduction to Music Cultures of the World3
Nutritional Sciences
NUTR SCI/​AGRONOMY/​ENTOM  203 Introduction to Global Health3
NUTR SCI/​A A E/​AGRONOMY/​INTER-AG  350 World Hunger and Malnutrition3
Political Science
POLI SCI 120 Politics Around the World4
POLI SCI 182 Politics Around the World (Honors)3
POLI SCI/​CHICLA  231 Politics in Multi-Cultural Societies3-4
POLI SCI/​ASIAN/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​SOC  244 Introduction to Southeast Asia: Vietnam to the Philippines4
POLI SCI/​ASIAN/​E A STDS/​HISTORY  255 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations3-4
POLI SCI/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​C&E SOC/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​LACIS/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
POLI SCI/​AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​SOC  277 Africa: An Introductory Survey4
POLI SCI/​AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​HISTORY  297 African and African-American Linkages: An Introduction4
POLI SCI 321 Latin-American Politics3-4
POLI SCI 322 Politics of Southeast Asia3-4
POLI SCI 324 Political Power in Contemporary China3-4
POLI SCI/​INTL ST  325 Social Movements and Revolutions in Latin America3-4
POLI SCI/​ASIAN  326 Politics of South Asia3-4
POLI SCI/​INTL ST  327 Indian Politics in Comparative Perspective3
POLI SCI 329 African Politics3-4
POLI SCI 346 China in World Politics3-4
POLI SCI 353 The Third World in the International System3-4
POLI SCI 455 African International Relations3-4
Population Health
POP HLTH 370 Introduction to Public Health: Local to Global Perspectives3
Religious Studies
RELIG ST/​HISTORY  205 The Making of the Islamic World: The Middle East, 500-15003-4
RELIG ST/​ASIAN  206 The Qur'an: Religious Scripture & Literature3
RELIG ST/​ASIAN/​HISTORY  267 Asian Religions in Global Perspective3
RELIG ST/​ASIAN  274 Religion in South Asia3
RELIG ST/​ASIAN  307 A Survey of Tibetan Buddhism3
RELIG ST/​ASIAN/​HISTORY  308 Introduction to Buddhism3-4
RELIG ST/​HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL  309 The Crusades: Christianity and Islam3-4
RELIG ST/​ASIAN  350 Introduction to Taoism3-4
RELIG ST/​FOLKLORE  352 Shamanism3
RELIG ST/​ENVIR ST/​HIST SCI  356 Islam, Science & Technology, and the Environment3-4
RELIG ST/​ASIAN  362 Introduction to Confucianism3
RELIG ST/​AFRICAN/​ASIAN  370 Islam: Religion and Culture4
RELIG ST/​HISTORY  379 Islam in Iran3
RELIG ST 400 Topics in Religious Studies - Humanities (topic must be approved)3-4
RELIG ST 401 Topics in Religious Studies - Social Studies (topic must be approved)3-4
RELIG ST/​ASIAN/​HISTORY  438 Buddhism and Society in Southeast Asian History3-4
RELIG ST/​HISTORY  439 Islamic History From the Origin of Islam to the Ottoman Empire3-4
RELIG ST/​ASIAN  466 Buddhist Thought3
Sociology
SOC/​C&E SOC  140 Introduction to Community and Environmental Sociology3
SOC 170 Population Problems3-4
SOC/​C&E SOC  222 Food, Culture, and Society3
SOC 225 Contemporary Chinese Society3
SOC/​ASIAN/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  244 Introduction to Southeast Asia: Vietnam to the Philippines4
SOC/​C&E SOC/​F&W ECOL  248 Environment, Natural Resources, and Society3
SOC/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​C&E SOC/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
SOC/​AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  277 Africa: An Introductory Survey4
SOC/​C&E SOC/​POP HLTH  380 Contemporary Population Problems for Honors3
Spanish
SPANISH 223 Introduction to Hispanic Cultures3
SPANISH/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​C&E SOC/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​SOC  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
Theatre
THEATRE/​DANCE/​FOLKLORE  321 Javanese Performance2
THEATRE 351 Fundamentals of Asian Stage Discipline3
THEATRE 526 The Theatres of China and Japan3

LIBERAL STUDIES ELECTIVES

Complete additional liberal studies coursework as needed to reach the required 40 Liberal Studies credits.

IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING THE  LIBERAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of the Liberal Studies requirements is not a prerequisite to professional program application or admission.
  • For the most part, courses listed in School of Education departments may not be used to satisfy the Liberal Studies requirements. School of Education departments include Art, Art Education, Counseling Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, Dance, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Educational Policy Studies, Educational Psychology, Kinesiology, Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, and Theatre and Drama.
    • For example, KINES 100 Exercise, Nutrition, and Health, cannot count toward the Liberal Studies requirement even though it is a Biological Science course. ED PSYCH 320 Human Development in Infancy and Childhood cannot count toward Liberal Studies even though it is a Social Science course.
    • Exceptions include some courses that are cross-listed in departments outside the School of Education such as ED POL/​HISTORY  412 History of American Education. Art and Dance department courses count toward the Humanities requirement.
  • Courses that transfer to UW–Madison as departmental electives (e.g., POLI SCI X10) might meet specific Liberal Studies requirements. Students may consult with an advisor in Education Academic Services to discuss transfer electives that appear to meet specific course requirements.
  • While one course may cover two requirements, students must still complete both the 40-credit total and the 9-credit minimum requirements in Humanities, Social Studies (Social Science), and Science.
    • For example, THEATRE/​ENGL  120 Introduction to Theatre and Dramatic Literature, a Literature course also on the Fine Arts list, may be used to meet both the specific Fine Arts and Literature requirements of the Humanities area, but a total of 9 credits of Humanities are still required.
  • Courses in other schools/colleges (excluding the School of Education) may count as Liberal Studies if they have an L&S Credit Type designation of C and/or assigned a level or breadth descriptor.
  • No Liberal Studies coursework may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.

GUIDELINES FOR SPECIFIC PROGRAM AREAS

Teacher Education programs

All teacher education students, except those in music education or art education, may apply any appropriate coursework from the major or minor toward the Liberal Studies requirements. Students in music and art education are restricted in this overlap. For students in music education, no more than 6 credits of music history and no more than 4 art and dance credits may count toward the 40 total credits. Music history courses (e.g., MUSIC 211 Survey of the History of Western MusicMUSIC 212 Survey of the History of Western Music) may not be used to meet the U.S./ European History requirement. Art education students may apply all of the aesthetics credits (usually 14) toward the Liberal Studies requirements, but not courses taken to meet the studio requirements.

Elementary education students can use a Science course or Social Studies course from the Environmental Education course list to meet both the Liberal Studies and Environmental Education requirements.

Art (BFA and BS)

In general, students may not satisfy Liberal Studies requirements with courses meeting studio or aesthetics requirements. However, Art–BFA candidates may apply 4 aesthetics elective credits toward the Humanities credits.

Athletic Training, Kinesiology–Exercise and Movement Science, and Physical Education

Athletic training, kinesiology–exercise and movement science, and physical education students will meet the Science requirement by completing their required science courses—e.g., chemistry and physics.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Communication sciences and disorders students should consult both the Liberal Studies requirements and the communication sciences and disorders program requirements, particularly the "related courses" section, when selecting Liberal Studies coursework. Courses may count in both places.

Dance (BFA & BS)

Dance and Dance–BFA students must complete ANAT&PHY 338 Human Anatomy Laboratory, which will meet both a Science requirement and the Science Laboratory requirement. In general, Liberal Studies requirements cannot be met with courses taken to meet other program requirements.

Rehabilitation Psychology

In general, rehabilitation psychology students may not satisfy Liberal Studies requirements with courses taken to meet the Related Course Requirements in Rehabilitation Psychology. Courses applied toward the other parts of the Rehab Psych requirements cannot also count toward the 40 Liberal Studies credits. However, if a course is taken to meet any of the three Cultural/Historical Studies requirements, the course content can be used to meet both requirements, but the credits will only count in the Rehabilitation Psychology or Related Course Requirements areas. Once the required credits have been met, additional course work in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, etc. may be applied toward Liberal Studies.

Theatre and Drama

Theatre and drama students can apply major coursework toward the Liberal Studies requirements.

Program Structure

The bachelor of science (B.S.) degree program in Heath Promotion and Health Equity has three primary components:

  • Liberal studies courses expose students to a broad range of academic disciplines. The university-wide General Education requirements also encourage this breadth of study.
  • Major requirements provide an opportunity to study the interrelated areas of physical health, mental health, and disability.
  • Additional electives to reach the minimum of 120 degree credits. These credits allow students to pursue additional health-related courses, enroll in course work required for admission to graduate-level programs or develop other areas of interest. Health Promotion and Health Equity majors may also use these elective credits to complete an additional major to augment their interest in health or to explore a completely different subject.

Major Requirements

Complete a minimum of 40 credits with a 2.5 gpa across all major course work. At least 15 credits of upper-level major course work (courses numbered 300 and above) must be taken in residence with a minimum 2.5 grade point average.

Required Health Promotion Core, 31 credits

ANAT&PHY 235 Human Physiology and Health4
KINES 150 Foundations of Health Behavior and Health Equity3
KINES 370 Planning, Facilitating & Assessment in Movement and Health Professionals3
KINES 566 Promoting Health in the Community3
RP & SE 316 Health Promotion for Individuals with Disability and Chronic Illness3
RP & SE 325 Self Management of Chronic Illness and Disability3
RP & SE 505 Biological, Psychosocial, and Vocational Aspects of Disabilities3
COUN PSY 237 Mental Health, Self-Awareness, and Social Justice: Working in Diverse Communities3
COUN PSY 531 Prevention and Intervention in Mental Health Across the Lifespan3
COUN PSY 655 Clinical Communication Skills3

Major Electives, 9 Credits

Select courses from one of the following areas of emphasis, or select courses across these areas.

Physical Activity and Public Health
KINES 100 Exercise, Nutrition, and Health2
KINES 123 Living well: Lifestyle Redesign and Health Promotion for College Students2
KINES 353 Health and Physical Education in a Multicultural Society2
KINES/​CURRIC  501 Theory-Based Health Education and Health Promotion Programs3
KINES 547 Skills for Health: Methods and Practicum of Teaching Health3
Chronic Illness, Disability, and Health
RP & SE 100 Disability and Society3
RP & SE 125 Health and Rehabilitation Professions3
RP & SE 310 Positive Psychology and Well Being3
RP & SE 660 Special Topics ((Topic: Substance Abuse))3
Health Equity, Mental Health, and Well-Being
COUN PSY 225 Intersectionalities, Self ­Awareness, and Social Actions for Social Change3
COUN PSY 230 Race and the Developing Child3
COUN PSY/​CHICLA  331 Immigrant Health and Wellbeing3
COUN PSY/​CHICLA  525 Dimensions of Latin@ Mental Health Services3
Social Determinants of Health
MED HIST/​HIST SCI/​POP HLTH  553 International Health and Global Society3
NUTR SCI/​A A E/​AGRONOMY/​INTER-AG  350 World Hunger and Malnutrition3
SOC/​C&E SOC  140 Introduction to Community and Environmental Sociology3
SOC/​C&E SOC  533 Public Health in Rural & Urban Communities3
INTL ST/​A A E  373 Globalization, Poverty and Development3
CSCS 125 Community and Social Change3
CSCS 460 Civil Society and Community Leadership3
HDFS 469 Family and Community Influences on the Young Child3
HDFS 474 Racial Ethnic Families in the U.S.3
Health Sciences
ANAT&PHY 337 Human Anatomy3
NUTR SCI 132 Nutrition Today3
NUTR SCI 332 Human Nutritional Needs3
PSYCH 202 Introduction to Psychology3-4

GPA and Other Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

These requirements are based on UW–Madison coursework.

  • 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average. This may be modified by the Last 60 Credits Rule.
  • Cumulative major grade point average: 2.5 cumulative grade point average in all major course work.
  • Upper-level major course work: 2.5 cumulative grade point average in all upper-level (courses numbered 300 and above) major course work.
  • Major Residency: Students must complete at least 15 upper level major credits while enrolled in residence on the UW–Madison campus.
  • Senior Residency. Degree candidates must complete their last 30 credits in residence on the UW–Madison campus, excluding retroactive credits and credits granted by examination.
  • Total Credits: A minimum of 120 credits are required for graduation in the Health Promotion and Health Equity degree program.

 Degree Audit (DARS)

At UW–Madison, a DARS report is used to document a student's progress toward the completion of their degree. This degree audit identifies the requirements that have already been completed, and also those that remain unsatisfied. A DARS report can offer suggestions about appropriate courses that may be taken to meet specific requirements and can assist in the academic planning process. 

Students can access DARS reports through their Student Center in My UW–Madison. Go to the Academics tab and find DARS on the dropdown menu.

DARS also has a "what-if" function. This feature makes it possible to request a DARS report as if pursuing another program or major on campus. It is an excellent tool if considering a new or additional area of study. School of Education students in a pre-professional classification such as Pre-Elementary (PRE) should request a "what if" DARS report of their professional program of interest.

DARS is not intended to replace student contact with academic advisers. It creates more time in an advising appointment to discuss course options, research opportunities, graduate school, or issues of personal interest or concern to students.

DARS is the document of record, i.e., certifying document of degree completion, for program areas in the School of Education.

 

University Degree Requirements 

Total Degree To receive a bachelor's degree from UW–Madison, students must earn a minimum of 120 degree credits. The requirements for some programs may exceed 120 degree credits. Students should consult with their college or department advisor for information on specific credit requirements.
Residency Degree candidates are required to earn a minimum of 30 credits in residence at UW–Madison. "In residence" means on the UW–Madison campus with an undergraduate degree classification. “In residence” credit also includes UW–Madison courses offered in distance or online formats and credits earned in UW–Madison Study Abroad/Study Away programs.
Quality of Work Undergraduate students must maintain the minimum grade point average specified by the school, college, or academic program to remain in good academic standing. Students whose academic performance drops below these minimum thresholds will be placed on academic probation.
  1. Recognize concepts and theories related to health promotion and health equity.
  2. Relate the role of social factors in facilitating or hindering health.
  3. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of health behavior and health equity interventions.
  4. Identify links between physiological and psychological health.
  5. Interpret and communicate the interaction between personal and environmental determinants of health and well-being.
  6. Draw from personal and professional identities to develop socially just practices and to lead effectively within their communities of practice.

Health Promotion and Health Equity: Sample Four-Year Plan

This sample four-year sample graduation plan is designed to guide your course selection throughout your academic career; it does not establish a contractual agreement. Use it along with your DARS report and the Course Guide to create a four-year plan reflecting your placement scores, incoming credits, and individual interests. Consult with an academic advisor to develop a personalized plan of study and refer to the Guide for a complete list of requirements. You will likely revise your plan several times during your academic career here, based on your activities and changing academic interests.

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
Communication A, (take fall or spring semester), 33Communication A, (take fall or spring semester), 33
HPHE Major Elective, 33Quantitative Reasoning A3
Liberal Studies course work9-12COUN PSY 237 (also meets ethnic studies )3
 Liberal Studies course work6-9
 15 15
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
KINES 1503RP & SE 3163
RP & SE 3253Quantitative Reasoning B3
Liberal Studies course work9Liberal Studies or General Elective course work9
 15 15
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
KINES 3703KINES 2354
RP & SE 5053HPHE Major Elective3
Communication B3Liberal Studies or General Elective course work8
Liberal Studies or General Elective course work 6 
 15 15
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
COUN PSY 5313KINES 5663
COUN PSY 6553HPHE Major Elective3
Liberal Studies or General Elective course work9Liberal Studies or General Elective course work9
 15 15
Total Credits 120

Note: The HP & HE major requires 9 credits of elective course work. A number of the course options, e.g., RP & SE 100, RP & SE 125; COUN PSY 225, COUN PSY 230; KINES 100, KINES 123; PSYCH 202; NUTR SCI 132, can be taken during the freshmen and sophomore years.   


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Health Promotion and Health Equity Advising

Students are collaboratively advised by staff and faculty in the School’s central advising services and in the department.  Students not yet declared in Health Promotion and Health Equity meet with advising staff in Education Academic Services (EAS) and/or the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Retention (OURR), see below. Once declared, students are also advised by staff and faculty in the Department of Kinesiology.

General School of Education Advising

All undergraduate students in the School of Education are served by three offices devoted to academic and/or career advising. Each student in the School of Education is assigned at least one advisor and is encouraged to meet with the advisor on a regular basis. Students will also be assigned a faculty or staff advisor when admitted to the professional component of their degree program. Departmental advisors provide more in-depth knowledge of the major and of courses offered by the department.

Undergraduate Advising and Academic Dean's Office—Education Academic Services (EAS)

139 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall; 608-262-1651
www.education.wisc.edu/soe/academics/undergraduate-students/academic-advising

Education Academic Services (EAS) is the undergraduate dean's office for students in the School of Education. Staff members interpret school regulations, policies, and program requirements; take exceptions around requirements and deadlines; advise current and prospective students; monitor students having academic difficulties; coordinate field placements; facilitate the program admissions process; and maintain the official files of students in the school.

Students should meet with an advisor during their first semester on campus (if not before) and are encouraged to meet with an advisor at least once a semester. This is particularly important during the freshman and sophomore years. Appointments may be arranged by calling or visiting the office.

EAS advisors answer questions and provide guidance to current and prospective students. They consult with and refer students to faculty members and departmental advisors. Once a student is admitted to a professional program within the School of Education, he or she will also be assigned a faculty or staff advisor. Advising then becomes a partnership, with EAS and OURR advisors continuing to help students with course selection, degree progress monitoring, academic difficulties, and interpretation of policies and procedures.

Program advisors help students select and plan a program of study in the major, negotiate issues within the department, and, in the case of certification programs, follow the students' progress through their professional courses. These divisions are flexible, and students are encouraged to consult with all advisors who can help with a situation or answer a question.

OURR: Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Retention (Student Diversity Programs)

105 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, 608-262-8427 or 608-262-1651
www.education.wisc.edu/sdp

The UW–Madison School of Education is committed to promoting equity and increasing diversity in its programs. OURR staff work collaboratively with Education Academic Services and campus and community partners to support underrepresented students interested in majors in the School of Education.

OURR staff perform outreach, recruitment, and advising on behalf of the School. OURR staff also support current students with their personal and professional growth, their transition from high school to college, financial aid, and career exploration.  

OURR works to build a network of students and graduates who may strengthen, transform, and lead their communities through education, service, and other contributions. Students are invited to visit OURR staff at 105 Education Building—stop in, or call one of the numbers listed above to set up an appointment.

School of Education Career Center

L107 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, 608-262-1755
http://careercenter.education.wisc.edu/

  • Exploring career options linked to School of Education majors
  • Seeking a major that fits you and helps you reach your career goals
  • Researching graduate schools and preparing application materials
  • Beginning your job search and not sure where to start
  • Want assistance with your résumé, cover letter, or interviewing skills
  • Want to connect with potential employers

The Career Center provides resources and individual consultations to assist you in reaching your career goals.  A plethora of resources can be found on the Career Center website

Explore career possibilities for specific majors in Career Exploration - Resources. This section of the website provides tools for clarifying your personal criteria for success, identifying specific career options linked to majors, identifying steps for career/major selection, and includes strategies for making the most of your academic and student experience.

  • Confirm your decisions. Gain hands-on experience in the career field you are pursuing. Assess the perceptions of your career and major options for accuracy and develop professional and soft skills.  The Career Exploration – Gain Experience and Evaluate website section provides strategies for gaining real-world experience.
  • Prepare to gain entry into the next phase of your career. Learn about graduate school requirements and the application process.  Develop your promotional materials for employers and graduate schools, and obtain feedback and suggestions for enhancing them. Visit the website sections Applying to Graduate School, Creating Application Materials, and Career and Job Link Resources for details.  
  • Implement your plans for your future. Investigate strategies for Conducting a Job Search. Attend Fairs & Events planned especially for you. Apply for graduate school acceptance or for job opportunities.  Practice and polish your Interviewing skills. Negotiate job and graduate school offers.

Personalized career assistance is available through individual appointments with consultants in the Career Center.  Schedule an appointment here.

Targeted career-related events and workshops are conducted each semester. 

The Career Center also coordinates teacher recruitment fairs each fall and spring semester and collaborates with career centers across campus to provide campus-wide career fairs at the beginning of each semester. 

 

Information about faculty, staff, and other contributors to the Health Promotion and Health Equity major can be found on the departmental websites of Counseling Psychology, Kinesiology, and Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) offers a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. The HPHE program coordinators are currently working with NCHEC to insure that students completing the HPHE major requirements are qualified to take the CHES exam. Students in the HPHE program will be informed when this assurance has been received from NCHEC.

Information about scholarships, academic and career advising, study abroad opportunities, student diversity services, and other resources for students in the School of Education can be found on the school's Resources page.