History Joint Major
About the Major:
The History Department has teamed up with NYU’s Global Institute of Public Health to develop a joint major in Global Public Health/History. This major offers the opportunity for students to deepen their understandings of issues related to public health, while also combining an interest in history, broadly defined, with preparation for a wide range of graduate programs and professional careers.
Majors in GPH/History have considerable freedom in their selection of History courses, not all of which need to have a strict public health dimension. Your advisors in the History Department will be happy to work with you in order to develop a program that complements and deepens your interests in public health – through such resources as internships, independent studies, and, for those who qualify, the honors thesis. For a course planning form that gives a sense of the shape of the GPH/History major, click here.
Declaring the Major:
In order to declare the joint Global Public Health/History major, you must complete the Declaration of Major Form for Global Public Health/History and submit it to the Undergraduate Administrative Assistant in the History Department.
Global Public Health/History Course Offerings:
Below are just some of the History Department’s offerings that are relevant to the GPH/History major. For questions related to the course of study and requirements, you may contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies (Professor Sartori, firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Undergraduate Program Assistant (Jackie Menkel, email@example.com).
HIST-UA 115: Environmental History of the Early Modern World
HIST-UA 127: Living & Working in Early Modern Europe
HIST-UA 135: Science & Society in Early Modern Europe (Pre-Modern Science)
HIST-UA 150: Nature & Society: An Environmental History of Modern Europe
HIST-UA 158: History of Medicine
HIST-UA 175: Freud's Vienna
HIST-UA 188: Women & Gender in Modern Europe
HIST-UA 196: Women in European Society
HIST-UA 202: History of Western Medicine
HIST-UA 215: Science & the Humanities
HIST-UA 279: Public Health in Early Modern Europe
HIST-UA 280: Family & Sexuality in Medieval Europe
HIST-UA 283: The Origin of Humanity: A Modern Obsession
HIST-UA 293: Global Medicine & Disease: The Challenges We Face
HIST-UA 310: History of the Body
HIST-UA 533: Gender & Sexuality in Latin America
HIST-UA 545: Race, Disease, and Asia America
HIST-UA 547: Food & Drugs in Chinese History
HIST-UA 595: North American Environmental History
HIST-UA 596: Environmental History of NYC
HIST-UA 634: Power & Poverty
HIST-UA 655: Race, Gender, & Sexuality in the U.S.
HIST-UA 658: Studying Gender & Sexuality
HIST-UA 750: American Environmental History
HIST-UA 750: Yoga & Tantra: In History and Today
HIST-UA 799: Famine & the Irish Diaspora
HIST-UA 811: History of Sexuality
HIST-UA 830: The History of Water