The George R. Brown School of Engineering, The Weiss School of Natural Sciences, The School of Humanities, and The School of Social Sciences
Rice 360˚: Institute for Global Health Technologies collaborates with multiple departments to offer students a minor in Global Health Technologies (GLHT), a unique, multidisciplinary program to educate and train students to reach beyond traditional disciplinary and geographic boundaries to understand, address, and solve global health disparities. With complementary contributions from the humanities, social science, policy, bioscience, and engineering program at Rice, the GLHT minor prepares students to integrate diverse perspectives as they develop solutions to the complex problems of global health, using the formal approach of the engineering design process.
The minor is open to Rice undergraduate students from all disciplines and requires completion of seven courses, including five core courses, and two electives. Students begin the minor by taking GLHT 201 Introduction to Global Health, which provides an overview of scientific, economic, and policy issues associated with advanced global health technologies, followed by an introductory design course, GLHT 360 Appropriate Design for Global Health. The subsequent core course is selected by the student from a collection of approved courses. The final two courses include GLHT 451 and GLHT 452, Global Health Challenges I and Global Health Challenges II respectively, which are taken in a two-semester sequence in which multidisciplinary teams of undergraduate students work together to design and implement solutions to existing global health challenges in the developing world. Elective courses include a range of subjects. Courses such as Immunology, Health Economics, Medical Chemistry, or Health Policy, provide students experience in engineering and social sciences as applied to international health challenges.
Throughout the program, GLHT students benefit from receiving guidance and mentorship from Rice faculty and graduate students as well as from the Texas Medical Center, partner organizations in developing countries, and clinicians to design low-cost, effective health technologies.
Upon completing the Global Health Technologies minor, students will be able to:
Students pursuing the Global Health Technologies (GLHT) must complete:
CORE REQUIREMENTSStudents must complete a total of 5 courses (15 credit hours) as listed below to satisfy the Global Health Technologies minor's Core Requirements.
All core courses will be offered each year: GLHT 201, PSYC 370, SOCI 381, ANTH 381, GLHT 392 and GLHT 451 in the fall and GLHT 360, SOCI 345, GLHT 464, and GLHT 452 in the spring. The sequence indicated is the required sequence, as prerequisites do apply. Prior to enrollment in the capstone course GLHT 451/452, students must successfully complete all other GLHT minor core course requirements, although electives may be taken concurrently. There is no requirement to initiate the GLHT minor in the freshman year. It can be initiated as late as the junior year (beginning of the fifth semester). It will be possible for students to receive credit for GLHT minor courses that also fulfill a requirement within their major.
ELECTIVESTo fulfill the remaining Global Health Technologies minor requirements, students must complete a total of 2 additional courses (6 credit hours) as listed below.
Science/Engineering ElectiveStudents must complete 1 course (3 credit hours) from the following:
Humanities/Social Science ElectiveStudents must complete 1 course (3 credit hours) from the following:
Most GLHT minor courses are open to all Rice students, including those not pursing the GLHT minor, with the exception of GLHT 360 and the capstone course GLHT 451/452. While GLHT 451/452 senior capstone is restricted to students completing the GLHT minor, for GLHT 360, students are required to submit a 250-word statement explaining their interests in and reasons for taking the course to firstname.lastname@example.org to gain instructor permission to register for the course. Preferential admission to GLHT 360 will be given to students who indicate they are seeking to complete the GLHT minor course of studies. For information on GLHT minor declaration, visit this website .
Note: Internally, the university the following abbreviations (4-digit codes) to identify the undergraduate minor in Global Health Technologies. The following is a quick reference:
Course Catalog/Schedule - Course offerings/subject code: GLHT Department Description and Code - Global Health Technologies: GLHT Minor Description and Code - Minor in Global Health Technologies: GLHT
Global Health Technologies does not offer an academic program at the graduate level.
The official course offerings, including course descriptions, for Global Health Technologies can be found in Rice's Course Catalog.
To view the most recent course schedule for the 2016-2017 academic year, see Rice's Course Schedule.
For additional information regarding Global Health Technologies, see the department's website: http://www.rice360.rice.edu/.