HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Section: 008 The Price of Poverty: Contemporary Issues in Global Health
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Credits:
1
Other:
Honors
Class Misc Info:
Minicourse meeting Sept. 10-Nov. 5. (Drop/Add deadline=Sept. 24.)..
Advisory Prerequisites:
First-year standing in the Honors Program.
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

We frequently use the phrase “global health,” but what does it really mean? In 2000, 192 United Nation member states tried to answer this question by creating the Millennium Development Goals. In this course we will examine the impact of these major initiatives on infectious disease, maternal and child health, and the influence of extreme poverty on health. We will use case-studies in the form of readings and films to go beyond the statistics to see the human lives affected by the initiatives, and the suffering that occurs when disease and poverty are neglected.

The course will begin with a brief history of international health efforts and defining the “players” in global health such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Gates Foundation, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), governments, and the local people. We will then take a closer look at the Millennium Development Goals and the social factors that shape them. Throughout the course we will cover many hot topics in global health such as AIDS prevention, corporate responsibility, and the intersection of religion and medicine. We will end with the discussion of where the responsibility lies when addressing poverty and associated health problems- the WHO, wealthy Westernized countries, local governments, or U of M students.

The required text will be Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. Students will be expected to come to class prepared to discuss the assigned readings. Throughout the course, students will complete short response papers and a small group presentation.

HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
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001 (SEM)
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20349
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: note: class starts meeting on Sept. 19
002 (SEM)
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24158
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6LSA Hnrs Y1
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: note: class starts meeting on September 11
003 (SEM)
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20350
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3LSA Hnrs Y1
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: note: class starts meeting on September 18
004 (SEM)
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20351
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1LSA Hnrs Y1
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: note: class starts meeting on September 12
005 (SEM)
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21528
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2LSA Hnrs Y1
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: note: class starts meeting on September 17
006 (SEM)
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21537
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6
6LSA Hnrs Y1
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: note: class starts meeting on September 12
007 (SEM)
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22823
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2
2LSA Hnrs Y1
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Tu 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: note: class starts meeting on September 18
008 (SEM)
P
24159
Open
2
3LSA Hnrs Y1
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: note: class starts meeting on September 10
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