STS 399 - Topics in Science, Technology, Medicine and Society
Winter 2022, Section 001 - Historical and analytical approaches for identifying and managing issues in global health interventions
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Science, Technology & Society (STS)
Department: LSA II: Science, Tech & Soc.
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Details

Credits:
4
Credit Exclusions:
Only 9 credits total can be elected between STS 299, 399, and 499.
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course is an introduction to the field of global health. We will develop a toolkit of historical and analytical approaches for identifying and managing practical issues that arise in global health interventions. We will then apply these tools to case studies from around the world, using a biosocial model drawing on a range of disciplines (including anthropology, clinical medicine, history, public health, economics, and delivery science). Finally, students will use these analytical methods to construct their own consult-style biosocial analysis of a contemporary global health intervention, both as an educational tool and as a portfolio component for further work in global health or related fields. With attention to historical precedent and a critical sociology of knowledge, we will explore how global health problems are defined and constructed, and how global health interventions play out in expected and unexpected ways.

Course Requirements:

Class participation, two mid-term exams, two short analytic papers, and a final project.

Intended Audience:

International Studies Majors.

Class Format:

Content is divided into four themed parts explored through readings, lecture, and discussion.

Schedule

STS 399 - Topics in Science, Technology, Medicine and Society
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
40687
Open
82
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
40688
Open
2
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
40689
Open
20
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
40690
Open
16
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
40691
Open
19
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
40692
Open
8
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
40693
Open
17
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM

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