CAAS 409 - Maternal/Child Health and Environmental Pollution in Africa
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior or above.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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This course will focus on the effects of the environment and environmental pollution on the health of women and children in several sub-Saharan African countries. Selected readings in medical anthropological, public health, and environmental pollution as well as films examining connections between health, environmental factors, and development will be discussed. Specific health problems covered will include the effects of wood smoke pollution on infant and child health, the use of pesticides and women’s reproductive health, waterborne diseases, automobile emissions and respiratory health problems, and waste disposal and contagious disease. The course will be evaluated through a health intervention project proposal and presentation, class participation, and a mid-term exam and a final take-home exam.

CAAS 409 - Maternal/Child Health and Environmental Pollution in Africa
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001 (SEM)
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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