This course will expose students in a dynamic, problem oriented set of exercises, discussions, and interactive activities to represent the principles and operational framework of global health, equity, social justice, global health diplomacy and global research ethics. This course will prepare students to become engaged in global health challenges throughout the world as they plan to lead and participate in efforts to eliminate health outcome disparities. Students will visit a local site in Detroit and analyze first-hand global health equity problems and propose solutions.
Textbooks: 1) Global Health 101 (Richard Skolnick, 2011). 2) Cases in Global Health (Ruth Levine, 2007).
Grades will be based on class participation, completion of homework assignments, a project paper and brief oral presentation, and final exam.
All majors and students who have taken Introduction to Public Health are welcome. Students emphasizing international studies, cell and molecular biology, pre-med, public policy and public health, engineering, anthropology, nursing, women's studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, African and other area studies, business, neuroscience are amongst those who have taken this course previously.
Registration preference will be given to Sophomores.
This course is part of the multi-seminar Michigan International Seminar for Undergraduates program. It includes some contact with students in MISU seminars UC 254.008, 254.012 and UC 250. A portion of the syllabus will include assignments shared by these seminars and several class meetings will bring students from these seminars together for films, discussions, and other activities.