Social Justice and the Health of Populations: Racism and other systems of oppression in America

SPH MC 775

This course is focused on strengthening public health students' knowledge, skills and ability to construct a critical appraisal of the determinants, distribution, causes, mechanisms, systems and consequences of health inequities. The course is premised on the knowledge that social patterns of health and well-being do not happen by accident, but occur as a result of social systems which unfairly advantage some and disadvantage other groups of people. As such, inequity more explicitly defines what we know to be a "fairness" issue in public health. The course will be organized around investigating the current state of health inequities in the United States, critically examining the current research around causes and consequences of inequities, and critiquing social and public health programs for their capacity to eliminate them. The course is designed to help students translate current knowledge and research into specific public health strategies. This class also carries concentration credit for the Social & Behavioral Sciences concentration.

FALL 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Belanoff CTC 462A T 10:00 am-12:50 pm MED Campus

SPRG 2018 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Belanoff CTC 462XA W 2:00 pm-4:50 pm MED Campus
Class Closed

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