Global Health Courses @ Emory
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The Emory Global Health Institute developed the GH Courses @ Emory directory to provide students with a searchable listing of global health related courses and programs available at every school on campus. EGHI gathered this information from a variety of sources, including school websites and school course catalogues. The level of detail available from these different sources varies widely, but this resource is intended to be a “front door” for students to become more involved with the global health offerings across the University. To request edits or additions, please send an email to
SchoolCourse TitleCourse NumberCredit HoursSemesterGH Minor?BA in Human Health?Description
Emory College of Arts & SciencesTopics in African American StudiesAAS 384X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesWar Crimes & GenocideAAS 412WX
Emory College of Arts & SciencesThe Making of Modern AfricaAFS 2213SpringXTraces the gradual incorporation of Africa into an expanding world economy and examines the impact of this incorporation on the development of African societies and modern nation states.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesWomen/Children/Rights: AfricaAFS 270X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesAnthropological Perspectives: AfricaAFS 280RX
Emory College of Arts & SciencesDevelopment Issues for AfricaAFS 366WX
Emory College of Arts & SciencesSpecial TopicsAFS 389*
Emory College of Arts & SciencesEconomic Development in AfricaAFS 468X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesMedical AnthropologyANT 2303SpringXX
Emory College of Arts & SciencesAnthropological Perspectives - MediterraneanANT 280R3Spring X
Anthropological perspectives on the people and cultures on different regions of the world. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. HSC, may be repeated when topic changes. This course is a cultural anthropological survey of “folk” cultures of Mediterranean Europe in both historical and contemporary contexts.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesAnthropological Perspectives - Sex, Violence, Power, Love, & Friendship in New Guinea & the USANT 280R3SpringXThis course extends our understanding and appreciation of radical cultural diversity among peoples and cultures of New Guinea – and compares and contrasts these with trends in American culture.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesNutritional AnthropologyANT 311XX
Emory College of Arts & SciencesWomen in Cross-Cultural PerspectivesANT 324X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesCross-Cultural Issues in Mental HealthANT 331XX
Emory College of Arts & SciencesDisease and Human BehaviorANT 3333XX
Biological and cultural adaptations to disease, the role of specific diseases in evolution, social epidemiological patterns related to culture, contemporary issues in disease control, and economic development. Diseases covered include malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS, diabetes, and depression.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesAnt of Emerging DiseaseANT 336X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesReligion Health and Healing ANT 337X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesGH: Biosocial modelANT 338X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesGlobalization and Transnational CultANT 352X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesFood, Culture, & Political EconomyANT 355X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesEthnographic Methods & WritingANT 372X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesBiology of ParasitesBIOL 206X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesEcologyBIOL 247X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesHuman PhysiologyBIOL 336X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesEpigenetics and Human DiseaseBIOL 352X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesCancer Biology and OncogenesBIOL 415X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesImmunology and DiseaseBIOL 455XX
Emory College of Arts & SciencesAncient MedicineCL 329* X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesIntro to Global Trade & FinanceECON 231X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesContemporary Economic IssuesECON 309X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesEconomic DevelopmentECON 362X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesDevelopment Issues for AfricaECON 366WX
Emory College of Arts & SciencesHealth EconomicsECON 371XX
Emory College of Arts & SciencesHealth Care MarketsECON 372X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesHealth Policy and EconomicsECON 372X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesClimatologyENVS 330
The science of climatology studies the physical properties of the earth's atmosphere and how they conspire to produce the observed climates of the present and the deduced climates of the past. This course pays particular attention to the energy cascade of the climate system, the processes by which energy becomes distributed across the globe, and the potential role of the ocean in long- and short-term climate change. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesSus. Water Resources w/ LabENVS 348X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesEco & Evo of Human DiseaseENVS 359XX
Emory College of Arts & SciencesTopics in ENVSENVS 385*X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesClimate Policy SeminarENVS 385-01/585
This small-group course offers students who have a background on climate change an opportunity to dive deeper into specific aspects of international and domestic climate change policy, ranging from outcomes of the December 2015 UN Climate Conference in Paris to Georgia’s efforts to advance clean energy and build climate resilience. The course is intended for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students and is open on a permission-only basis. The course is taught by Daniel Rochberg, an instructor in ENVS and RSPH/EH who spent 17 years working with the U.S. Department of State on international climate and sustainable development policy. Interested students are asked to email the instructor at for more details, including their background on climate change and why they want to take the class.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesHealth and EnvironmentENVS 389X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesSpatial Analysis in Disease EcologyENVS 483X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesAncient MedicineHIST 241*X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesTropical EncountersHIST 241X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesEpidemics in History: Plagues to AIDSHIST 285*XX
Emory College of Arts & SciencesFrom Opium to ObamacareHIST 285X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesDrugs & American CultureHIST 357X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesAmerican Enviromental HistoryHIST 344X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesEnvironmental History of the AmericasHIST 385X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesFabulous Bodies: Disability in a Culture of NormsHLTH 190-2FallCross-listed with FREN 190-1
Emory College of Arts & SciencesPeer Health Training (S16-present)HLTH 2003Spring X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesPredictive Health and SocietyHLTH 2103Spring X
This course introduces the evidence base for the science of health and emphasizes STEM educational translations to the population, clinic and individual levels. Innovative efforts are needed to drive changes in health care from a reactive, disease-focused system to a proactive health-focused one.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesFundamentals of EpidemiologyHLTH 2073FallXX
Epidemiology is the study of disease patterns, and determinants, within a population and the application of this information to mitigate public health problems. Students will learn to apply basic principles of epidemiology and biostatistics to identification and analysis of public health problems.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesIntro to Nutrition ScienceHLTH 2203FallXX
This class focuses on the science of nutrition, with emphases on functions and interactions of micronutrients and how they affect human physiology, how dietary requirements for individuals and specific populations are developed, issues of food safety and policy are considered.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesContemporary NutritionHLTH 221XX
Emory College of Arts & SciencesFoundations in Global Health HLTH 2503FallAn introduction to the overall field of global health, its history, methods, and key principles, with case studies illustrating the burden of disease in nations with strikingly different political-economic contexts.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesMoving Often & Eating WellHLTH 285X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesMicrobiome in Health & DiseaseHLTH 285X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesFundamentals of Epidemiology (2 CU)HLTH 2852XX
Emory College of Arts & SciencesSpecial Topics Taken AbroadHLTH 290X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesPeer Health Partners (1 time)HLTH 3003FallXThis course provides students the opportunity to become involved in a personalized approach to health and well-being by sharing with peers strategic approaches for the implementation of a healthy lifestyle. Offered Yearly. Repeatable for up to Twelve Semester Hours.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesApplied EpidemiologyHLTH 307X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesDefining Health: Biocult PerspectivesHLTH 310 3FallXX
Evolutionary perspectives provide a background for understanding the limitations imposed by biomedical frameworks in our understanding of human biological variability. Flexibility in gene expression and human phenotypes reflect the importance of biocultural influences on health.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesPredicting Lifespan HealthHLTH 312/ ANT 318X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesThe Science of SleepHLTH 314X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesNutrition & Chronic DiseaseHLTH 3203FallXXNutrition and Chronic Disease provides an overview of the role of nutrition in chronic disease prevention, development and treatment.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesNutrition Across the Life CycleHLTH 3213Spring X
This course examines the physiological basis for changing nutrient needs throughout the life cycle. Topics may include growth and development, nutrition assessment, age-specific dietary recommendations for optimal health and disease prevention, and sociocultural influences on dietary patterns.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesHealth & Human RightsHLTH 332/3853FallX
This course will examine various human rights theories and apply them to issues related to population and individual health. The course will focus on human health as a human rights issue and relationships between health and other human rights issues, and environmental impacts on health/health care.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesHealth and the Applied ArtsHLTH 385-7Fall
Emory College of Arts & SciencesFood, Health and SocietyHLTH 340 3Spring XXHuman health is intrinsically linked to dietary practices. The pharmacological properties of foods will be examined and case studies of dietary complexes will be examined in order to better understand the food-medicine continuum as a determinant of health and well-being.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesExporting Mental HealthHLTH 351/3853XXThis course aims to explore the issues that arise when placing Western concepts of mental health and disorder in non-Western cultures.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesDrugs & American CultureHLTH 357/HIST 357X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesSante et Bien-etre (SA)HLTH 360X
Emory College of Arts & Sciences
Disease of the City: A History of Health in Paris (SA)
Emory College of Arts & SciencesIntroduction to EpidemiologyHLTH 3851X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesCritiquing Health Evidence in the NewsHLTH 385X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesContemplative Science and Health HLTH 385X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesFrench Perspectives HLTH & WB (4CU; SA)HLTH 3854X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesMicrobiome in Health & DiseaseHLTH 3853X
Microorganisms living in or on our bodies outnumber our human cells by an estimated ratio of 10 to 1. Sometimes considered “the forgotten organ”, this collection of bacteria, viruses, and single-cell eukaryotes is crucial for our health. We will examine the vital functions provided by the microbiome, as well as the conditions under which the microbiome is associated with disease. Areas of focus will include obesity, insulin resistance, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, antibiotic resistance, and more. (BIOL141 and BIOL142 are strongly recommended background for this course.)
Emory College of Arts & SciencesMind, Brain, & Body (2 CU)HLTH 3852X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesMotor PhysiologyHLTH 3853FallX
This course examines the physiology and health effects of movement. We will explore the roles and integrated functions of the nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, and other body systems in regulating and supporting human movement. This will include how the body behaves at rest as well as responds and adapts to challenges such as routine exercise or disuse. The significance of movement and exercise training in human health will be discussed.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesNutrition for Exercise & SportHLTH 3853FallX
Proper nutrition supports the physiological processes that make it possible for the body to respond and adapt to exercise. All individuals, from the occasional exerciser to the elite athlete, can benefit from optimal nutrition strategies to prepare for exercise, meet increased metabolic demands during exercise, and facilitate recovery following exercise. This course addresses the roles of nutrition in meeting exercise goals and achieving optimal performance and good health. Students will be introduced to the basic principles of exercise physiology and exercise training. We will explore the functional roles of macronutrients and micronutrients in the body, with emphasis on how they participate in exercise-associated processes. We will also examine dietary recommendations for individuals and athletes and discuss both conventional and contemporary fueling strategies for optimizing exercise training and athletic performance.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesHealth Policy (1 CU; 2CU starting in S17)HLTH 3852XX
Emory College of Arts & SciencesHow Self-Tracking Transf. HealthHLTH 385X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesHuman Health through PerformanceHLTH 3853Spring X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesPerforming Human HealthHLTH 3853FallX
In this course, students will: explore a range of Applied Theater theories, methodologies and techniques, including Augusto Boal’s Forum Theater, along with other Applied Theater programs currently in practice in the United States and around the world; put theory into practice by participating in interactive theater games and exercises, rehearsal, theater training and instruction; explore the place of performance in a range of health topics; learn about effective health messaging; how to incorporate those messages into dramatic material for performance, as well as into in-character; post-performance facilitated discussion with an audience; and perform original human health-related theater pieces, as scheduled, in a variety of venues throughout Emory’s campus for students, staff and faculty.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesPrinciples of Drama TherapyHLTH 385-8Fall
Emory College of Arts & SciencesPutting People 1st: Stories of Health HLTH 3853FallX
Emory College of Arts & SciencesHumanizing HealthHLTH 385X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesFeminist/Queer Health PoliciesHLTH 385X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesHealth Behind Locked DoorsHLTH 385 3Spring X
In this course, we will focus on the physical and mental health concerns that are associated with two different types of institutions: disability-related residential institutions and prisons and jails. This consideration includes the health concerns that lead to institutionalization/incarceration and those that emerge because of this experience. Students will learn about how various factors influence these experiences and concerns including Historical factors, Socio-political, Infrastructural, Biological, and Attitudinal factors.
Emory College of Arts & SciencesHealth in Action HLTH 385 3Spring X
Emory College of Arts & SciencesFictions of the BodyHLTH 385 X
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