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Fall 2017-2018
GHP 350 / WWS 380 / ANT 380 (SA)   na, npdf

Critical Perspectives in Global Health

João Biehl

Global health brings together a vast array of actors working to address urgent health issues worldwide with unprecedented financial and technological resources. This course is a critical analysis of the cultural, social, political and economic processes related to this expanding medical and humanitarian field. As we scrutinize the evidence-making practices, agendas and value systems informing 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
Briggs, C. and Manti-Briggs, C, Tell Me Why My Children Died

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 5
WWS and WPP Students Only 5
GHP Certificate Students Only 70

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21010 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm M W   Lewis Library   120   Enrolled:66 Limit:80
21011 P01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
21012 P02 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   A98   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
21013 P03 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
21014 P04 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:7 Limit:16
21015 P05 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   A12   Enrolled:7 Limit:15
21016 P06 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
23371 P07 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th        Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
23883 P08 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   A98   Enrolled:10 Limit:15