AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Section: 006 Race, Gender, and Health in the U.S.
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
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(Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a concentration plan.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This undergraduate seminar will examine the health disparities in the African American population. Why for example are almost all the indices of health disparities highest among African Americans?

  • The highest rates in HIV
  • The highest rates in infant mortality
  • The second highest rate in breast cancer
  • The highest rate of deaths in breast cancer and prostate cancer.

This seminar will examine select illnesses affecting this community and interrogate the determinants of this phenomenon in the U.S. Students will be required to write short papers on related topics and give presentations using PowerPoint on specific assigned topics exploring the relationship between race and health in America.

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AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Schedule Listing
004 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9780470931103
Social determinants of health among African American men, Author: Henrie M. Treadwell, Clare Xanthos, Kisha B. Holden, editors., Publisher: Jossey-Bass 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780977916009
Dying while black, Author: Vernellia R. Randall., Publisher: Seven Principles Press 2006
ISBN: 9780767915472
Medical apartheid : the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present, Author: Harriet A. Washington., Publisher: Harlem Moon 1st pbk. e 2008
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