WOMENSTD 212 - The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Section: 001
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
SophInit
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

HIV has now spread to all parts of the globe, causing a humanitarian crisis on a massive, unimaginable scale. This interdisciplinary course examines the multifaceted nature of the global epidemic and addresses HIV/AIDS in all its biological, social, and cultural complexity. The course begins with the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS. It then moves on to consider how the epidemic has become intertwined with a wide range of political, social, and cultural issues.

The course is divided into six parts. The first part of the course explains the biology of HIV and charts the natural history of the epidemic. It provides essential information about the current scope of the pandemic, indicating how the spread of HIV is tied to structures of social inequality.

Part Two focuses on preventing and treating the disease, and includes several country-specific examples of successes and challenges in prevention and treatment. The third part of the course examines how specific social and political contexts have shaped the spread of HIV among women, African Americans, and gay men. In Parts Four and Five, the course considers how stories and other kinds of discourse about HIV/AIDS shape our understanding of the epidemic as well as scientific and governmental responses to it. This part of the course also examines the rich and diverse cultures that have grown up around HIV/AIDS, including forms of popular resistance to the management or the neglect of HIV/AIDS around the globe.

The final part of the course describes the realities of living with HIV, as expressed through both personal memoir and the arts. The course concludes by reconsidering the current challenges posed by the epidemic and highlights some innovative strategies designed to achieve, or at least imagine, a world without AIDS.

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Intended Audience:

A number of seats in this class are reserved for sophomores.

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WOMENSTD 212 - The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
24758
Open
19
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: As a Sophomore Initiative Course, some seats will be held for priority registration for Sophomores.
002 (DIS)
P
24759
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
24763
Open
9
1Y2
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
24764
Open
1
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
25773
Open
3
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
25774
Closed
0
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
26818
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
27987
Open
4
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
009 (DIS)
P
27988
Open
2
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
010 (DIS)
P
31474
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 0312427727
The invisible cure : why we are losing the fight against AIDS in Africa, Author: Helen Epstein., Publisher: Picador 1st Picado 2007
Required
ISBN: 0192806920
HIV/AIDS : a very short introduction, Author: Alan Whiteside., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2008
Required
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