AAS 409 - Maternal/Child Health and Environmental Pollution in Africa
Section: 001
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
4
Other:
Sustain
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior or above.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

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 the medical anthropological, public health, and environmental literature 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 effects of mining, specifically gold mining on the health of women and children, the use of pesticides and women’s reproductive health, waterborne diseases and disease vectors such as guinea worm, automobile emissions and respiratory health problems, and waste disposal and contagious disease.

Students taking the course will also have the option of participating in a CGIS-sponsored Global Course Connection trip to Ghana in May-June 2014, which will focus on research in one gold mining village in order to assess the feasibility of neem tree products as an economic alternative to gold mining.

Course Requirements:

The course will be evaluated through a health intervention project proposal/presentation, class participation, and midterm and final exams.

Intended Audience:

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Class Format:

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AAS 409 - Maternal/Child Health and Environmental Pollution in Africa
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
29140
Open
6
 
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
29141
Open
4
 
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M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
29142
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
29144
Open
1
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
29145
Open
1
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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