Creators: Mary Beth Pudup & Andrea Steiner
This practical, skill-building course starts from the premise that, while all communities value health, different communities develop distinctive understandings of what health means to them and how best to achieve it given their specific environments and economies. The course focuses on health justice from a political economy perspective, analyzing how health is shaped by the interaction of multiple societal forces, including who holds power and what steps marginalized groups have taken to achieve more just distributions of resources. By studying community health, across multiple communities in a variety of locations, you will learn how to be an effective agent of global health equity.
Type of course and Credit: Online, 5 units
Course first offered: Summer 2019