INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Fall 2022, Section 003 - Public Health in Conflict and Reconstruction
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course explores the reconstruction of public health as a central factor for domestic and international actors to address in postwar transitions. First, we will examine how violence on the battlefield has direct and indirect effects on the health of individuals in the postwar era. War directly affects individuals overall well-being, ranging from the physical traumas suffered to the emergence of infectious diseases and mental problems. Civilians and soldiers alike suffer the short-term risks of morbidity and mortality when they cannot access basic nutrition, water, or health services. The next part of the course turns to the indirect effects, that the conflict has likely diminished or eliminated the underlying social systems and institutions that provided the population with basic health care services. The long-term costs include the diversion of essential resources to the fight and the massive rebuilding costs of the infrastructure to promote basic health outcomes. Finally, the course will consider whether the provision of public health and the attending professionals can reduce the likelihood of a return to violence. Examples covered in the course will include Syria, the former Yugoslavia, Uganda, and Sierra Leone.

In the course, students will critically assess various theoretical and policy perspectives to address the health consequences of fighting to arrive at a broader understanding of possible intervention strategies to restore a society’s well being.

Course Requirements:

INTLSTD 401 has no testing components. All assignments are written papers and will be submitted via Canvas throughout the semester.

Intended Audience:

International Studies Majors and Minors

Class Format:

We will have biweekly discussion sessions that require participation in various conversations. The course will also include short videos for students to watch at their convenience, prior to certain discussions and assignments.

Schedule

INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
23373
Open
1
1LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
23627
Open
4
4LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
20023
Open
2
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
37295
Closed
0
 
2
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
34470
Closed
0
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
1
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
34538
Closed
0
1LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
33727
Open
11
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
010 (SEM)
 In Person
31296
Open
21
10LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
Tu 4:00PM - 5:30PM
F 12:00PM - 1:30PM
011 (SEM)
 In Person
34539
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 12:00PM - 3:00PM
013 (SEM)
 In Person
34638
Closed
0
 
16
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
015 (SEM)
 In Person
36920
Closed
0
 
1
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
016 (SEM)
 In Person
36921
Open
0
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
1
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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