HONORS 493 - College Honors Seminar
Fall 2020, Section 001 - Wellbeing + Public Policy
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
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Details

Credits:
1
Other:
Honors, Minicourse
Class Misc Info:
Meets 09/02/20 - 11/18/20. (Drop/Add deadline=09/21/20.).
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of instructor or of the Honors Director.
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Description

It is impossible to actually save a life. That’s because everybody—to the best of my knowledge—dies. But ideally, only after a long, healthy, meaningful life. And though we cannot save life, we can prolong life, improve life, and provide for equitable access to a long, healthy, meaningful life. In this seminar, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed will draw on his experiences at the intersection between politics, policy, and public health to explore how public policy shapes human well-being. Through this frame, we think about how modern systems of healthcare, public health, housing, air & water, and public space shape access to a long, healthy life.


Session 1: Rebuilding Detroit’s Health Department
Session 2: Public goods vs Private rights?
Session 3: Flint Town
Session 4: Prescription Drug Pricing
Session 5: The Green New Heal
Session 6: Why Healthcare is broken
Session 7: Medicare-for-All (and lesser healthcare proposals)

Intended Audience:

Honors students

This course is offered entirely online.

Class Format:

Learning Mode: Lectures and discussions will be online and synchronous, though lectures will be recorded for asynchronous participation when necessary.

Course Testing/Assessment: Testing for this course will be asynchronous and will consist of long essay questions, submitted via Canvas during a designated time frame.

Schedule

HONORS 493 - College Honors Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 Online
33239
Open
9
 
2LSA Hnrs Jr>
48LSA Hnrs
2LSA Hnrs Y1
 
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W 2:30PM - 4:30PM
W 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Note: This course meets on 9/2, 9/23, 9/30,10/7, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18. NO OCTOBER CLASSES. Permission not required if enrollment parameters are met. If unable to enroll despite meeting conditions, please contact bfrecka@umich.edu, unless class is full. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT INSTRUCTOR. All requests to Dr El-Sayed are being forwarded to Honors. Honors is managing all enrollment details for this course including overrides.

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