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Fall 2016-2017
GHP 350 / WWS 380 / ANT 380 (SA)   na, npdf

Critical Perspectives in Global Health

Celeste N. Alexander
Yi-Ching Ong

Global health brings together a vast and diverse array of actors working to address urgent health issues worldwide with unprecedented financial and technological resources and informed by various agendas. This course is a critical analysis of the social, political, and economic processes related to this expanding field. As we scrutinize the value systems that underpin specific paradigms in global health, we will place current interventions in historical perspective and gauge their benefits and unintended consequences. Students are encouraged to find new and collaborative ways to understand and act in and through the field of global health.

Sample reading list:
Biehl, J., Will to Live: AIDS Therapies and the Politics of Survival
Biehl, J. and Petryna, A., When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health
Farmer, P et al., Reimagining Global Health
Adams, V et al., Metrics: What Counts in Global Health

Reading/Writing assignments:
A weekly 1-page summary of questions and comments that arise during readings (average 200 pp/week). A research paper (10-12 pg) on a well-defined topic of global health policy in consultation with instructors.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Paper in lieu of Final - 35%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Other information:
This course is required for GHP certificate students.

Reserved Seats:
Open to ANT Concentrators Only 4
WWS and WPP Students Only 5
GHP Certificate Students Only 71

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23034 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm M W   Robertson Hall   001   Enrolled:64 Limit:80
23035 P01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Wallace Hall   366   Enrolled:8 Limit:15
23036 P02 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Wallace Hall   366   Enrolled:7 Limit:15
23037 P03 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Wallace Hall   366   Enrolled:17 Limit:17 Closed
23038 P04 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Wallace Hall   366   Enrolled:16 Limit:17
23039 P05 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   Wallace Hall   366   Enrolled:6 Limit:15
23040 P06 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Wallace Hall   366   Enrolled:10 Limit:15