Courses and Credits

Fall Semester

Community Psychology

Psychology
This course introduces you to some of the basic principles of community psychology, community research, types and models of prevention, psychological sense of community, and strategies for community intervention and social change. Topical issues such as education, sanitation, and health will be...Read more

Ghana Health and Society

Global/Public Health
This course is intended to enhance students’ understanding of health issues within the context of the developing world, with Ghana as a focus. Consequently, the nexus between the health status of the people and their socio-political habitus will be discussed. In this regard, students will be...Read more

Ghana Service Learning Experience

Service Learning, Global/Public Health
Students will be placed in internship/service learning assignments at various non-governmental organizations (NGOs), healthcare providers, research institutes, and other local agencies, referred to as ‘attachments’ in Ghana, that are designed to complement the global health and development emphasis...Read more

Ghana Today

Social Sciences, Global/Public Health
This is an interdisciplinary course designed to study some of the major contemporary issues facing Ghanaian society after 50 years of independence from British colonial rule. Students interested in sociology, history, political science, economics, and cultural studies will find this course of...Read more

Introduction to Epidemiology – West Africa

Global/Public Health
Introduction to Epidemiology – West Africa, starts with a definition of epidemiology, introduces the history of modern epidemiology, and provides examples of the uses and applications of epidemiology. Measurement of morbidity and mortality, and a summary of the different types of study designs and...Read more
Summer

Ghana Health and Society

Global/Public Health
This course is intended to enhance students’ understanding of health issues within the context of the developing world, with Ghana as a focus. Consequently, the nexus between the health status of the people and their socio-political habitus will be discussed. In this regard, students will be...Read more

Ghana Service Learning Experience

Service Learning, Global/Public Health
Students will be placed in internship/service learning assignments at various non-governmental organizations (NGOs), healthcare providers, research institutes, and other local agencies, referred to as ‘attachments’ in Ghana, that are designed to complement the global health and development emphasis...Read more

Tropical Disease: Ghana

Global/Public Health, Biology
Ghana experiences many of the same infectious diseases found elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa and other tropical regions of the world. These include well-known diseases such as malaria, as well as the so-called ‘neglected tropical diseases’ that are marked by high morbidity but low mortality. This...Read more