WOMENSTD 402 - Gender and Health Policy
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Women's Studies.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

This course will explore how gender influences health status, health care, and health policy from a feminist perspective grounded in the interdisciplinary social sciences. The course assumes some background in gender and health topics, and will continue that engagement through coverage of new topics as well as by expanding the theoretical and critical tools for analyzing what health means in contemporary American culture. Students will study and analyze the laws, policies, and institutions for providing for health and welfare in the U.S. and compare them to those of other countries. We will also study public health law in the U.S. and analyze the politics of race and gender in areas such as obesity, genetics, immunizations, breast-feeding, gun safety, and illegal drug use.

Course Requirements:

Required participation, midterm exam, research paper.

Intended Audience:

Gender and Health majors and minors; Women's Studies majors. Students who are not gender & health majors or minors or Women's Studies majors, but have taken some Women's Studies classes, may email the instructor to request for permission to enroll.

Class Format:

Seminar course

WOMENSTD 402 - Gender and Health Policy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9781111644154
Health politics and policy / James A. Morone, Daniel C. Ehlke. Fifth edit 2013
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