Introduction to Sexual and Reproductive Health Advocacy

SPH MC 785

This course prepares students to critically re-evaluate, strengthen, and argue their positions on matters related to the control of sex and reproduction. It allows student to focus on an array of issues related to women's fertility and its regulation and to use multiple frameworks--public health science, law, social history, religion and politics--to identify their values and frame and argue their positions for purposes of advocacy. The course begins with an overview of the social and political history of fertility control and current reproductive health services and policies. We then examine debates at the state and national levels in preparation for advocacy skill-building and practice, including a visit to the State House, interaction with a panel of advocacy organizations, participation in mock legislative hearings, and the writing of a fact sheet and op-ed article for a local or national newspaper. Students gain skills in critical analysis, argument, writing and presentation to government and lay audiences.

SPRG 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 McCloskey CT 462 W 10:00 am-1:00 pm + an additional
day Tbd before
1st week based
on student
availability
availability.
MED Campus
Class Closed

Note that this information may change at any time. Please visit the Student Link for the most up-to-date course information.