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Fall 2018-2019
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
Diniz, Debora, ZIKA
Farmer, P et al., Reimagining 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.

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:
WWS and WPP Students Only 4
GHP Certificate Students Only 66

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21626 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W   Lewis Library   120   Enrolled:69 Limit:70
21627 P01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am T        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
21628 P02 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am T        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
21629 P03 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm T        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
21630 P04 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   A02   Enrolled:8 Limit:12
21631 P05 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am Th   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   A98   Enrolled:13 Limit:12 Closed
21632 P06 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am Th   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   A98   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
21633 P07 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am Th   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
21634 P08 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am Th   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
23547 P09 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm Th   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   A01   Enrolled:9 Limit:12