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Spring 2021 Class Schedule

Spring 2021 class Schedule

Core Courses
Spring 2021 core courses
Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
GBL_HLTH 301  Introduction to International Public Health Noelle Sullivan N/A Asynchronous: Remote class-no scheduled mtg time
GBL_HLTH 302 Global Bioethics Sarah Rodriguez TuTh 9:30-10:50am Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
GBL_HLTH 320 Qualitative Research Methods in Global Health Peter Locke Tu 1:00-3:00pm Blended & Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
GBL_HLTH 325 History of Reproductive Health Sarah Rodriguez TuTh 11:00am-12:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
GBL_HLTH 390 Special Topics in Global Health: Community Based Participatory Research Beatriz Reyes M 12:00-1:00pm Blended & Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
GBL_HLTH 390 Special Topics in Global Health: Native Nations, Healthcare Systems, and U.S. Policy Beatriz Reyes W 12:00-1:00pm Blended & Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time

 

Elective Courses
Spring 2021 elective courses
Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
ANTHRO 309 Human Osteology Erin Waxenbaum

F 10:00am-12:00pm

F 1:00-3:00pm

Face-to-face: Class meets in person, in a campus space

1810 Hinman 104

ANTHRO 390-0-21 Evolutionary Medicine Chris Kuzawa TuTh 12:30-1:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
BMD_ENG 380 Medical Devices, Disease & Global Health Matthew Glucksberg MWF 1:00-1:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
BMD_ENG 390-3 Biomedical Engineering Design Matthew Glucksberg, David O'Neill N/A Asynchronous: Remote class-no scheduled mtg time
CFS 392 Field Studies in Public Health Jessica Ibrahim Puri W 7:00-9:00pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
CFS 397 Field Studies in Civic Engagement Elizabeth McCabe Tu 7:00-9:00pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
CFS 398 Field Studies in Humanities Elizabeth McCabe W 7:00-9:00pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
CHEM 319 Medicinal Chemistry: The Organic Chemistry of Drug Design and Action Richard Bruce Silverman TuTh 11:00am-12:20pm Hybrid:  Remote component and in-person mtgs
COMM_ST 395-0-21 Topics in Communications Studies: Social Media Technology, and Mental Health Sarah Syversen TuTh 11:00am-12:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
ECON 307 Economics of Medical Care Frank Limbrock MWF 11:00am-12:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
ENGLISH 381 Literature & Medicine Hannah Chaskin MW 3:30-4:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
ENVR_SCI 390-0-02 Special Topics in Environmental Science: GIS Level 2 Yingying Xie TuTh 3:30-4:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
GNDR_ST 332-0-21 / LEGAL_ST 376 / SOCIOL 376 Gender, Sexuality, and Health: Gender-Based Violence, Power, and the Carceral State Renee Shelby M 9:30-10:50am Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
GNDR_ST 332-0-22 Gender, Sexuality, and Health: Reproductive Justice Activism in Chicago Sekile Nzinga & Sarah Brown TuTh 11:00am-12:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
GNDR_ST 332-0-23 Gender, Sexuality, and Health: Health Program Planning David Moskowitz MW 11:00am-12:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
GNDR_ST 341 Transnational Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality Danielle Ross MW 2:00-3:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
HISTORY 300-0-22 New Lectures in History: Making Drugs in the Americas Linda Britto TuTh 11:00am-12:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
HISTORY 300-0-32 New Lectures in History: Modern Science in the Global South Sarah Carson MW 12:30-1:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
HISTORY 352 Global History of Death and Dying Sean Hanretta TuTh 9:30-10:50am Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
HISTORY 392-0-26 Topics in History: Prison Nation: The Rise of Mass Incarceration in the United States Charlotte Rosen TuTh 9:30-10:50am Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
HUM 370-3-20 Special Topics in the Humanities: Fire & Blood: Political Ecologies of Environment, Energy, and Life Zeynep Oguz MW 3:30-4:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
INTL_ST 390-0-22 / POLI_SCI 380-0-20 / LEGAL_ST 380-0-20 Special Topics in International Studies: Refugee Crises & Human Rights Gayla Ruffner MW 11:00am-12:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
JWSH_ST 390-0-1  Topics in Jewish Studies: Water in Israel and the Middle East Elie Rekhess W 4:00-6:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
POLI_SCI 326 Race and Public Policy Traci Burch N/A Asynchronous: Remote class-no scheduled mtg time
SOCIOL 355  Medical Sociology Carol Heimer TuTh 9:30-10:50am Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time

 

Spring 2021 course descriptions

GBL_HLTH 301: Introduction to International Public Health

This course introduces students to pressing disease and health care problems worldwide and examines efforts currently underway to address them. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the course identifies the main actors, institutions, practices and forms of knowledge production characteristic of what we call "global health" today, and explores the environmental, social, political and economic factors that shape patterns and experiences of illness and healthcare across societies. We will scrutinize the value systems that underpin specific paradigms in the policy and science of global health and place present-day developments in historical perspective. We will focus on social determinants of health, settler colonialism, colonialism, health and human rights, global health ethics, ecological determinants of health, and an overview of public health disciplines. 

 

GBL_HLTH 302: Global Bioethics

Global health is a popular field of work and study for Americans, with an increasing number of medical trainees and practitioners, as well as people without medical training, going abroad to volunteer in areas where there are few health care practitioners or resources. In addition, college undergraduates, as well as medical trainees and practitioners, are going abroad in increasing numbers to conduct research in areas with few healthcare resources. But all of these endeavors, though often entered into with the best of intentions, are beset with ethical questions, concerns, and dilemmas, and can have unintended consequences. In this course, students will explore and consider these ethical challenges. In so doing, students will examine core global bioethical concerns – such as structural violence – and core global bioethical codes, guidelines, and principals – such as beneficence and solidarity – so they will be able to ethically assess global health practices in a way that places an emphasis on the central goal of global health: reducing health inequities and disparities. With an emphasis on the ethical responsibility to reduce disparities, we consider some of the most pressing global bioethical issues of our time: equity, fairness, and climate change. Particular attention is given to the ethics of research during a pandemic and access to vaccines and therapies for Covid-19. 
Fulfills Area V (Ethics and Values) distribution requirement

GBL_HLTH 320: Qualitative Research Methods in Global Health

This course is designed to provide global health students with the tools they will need in order to design, revise, conduct, and write up current and future qualitative research projects relating to global health topics. This course is experientially driven, allowing students opportunities to actually "do" research, while providing careful mentoring and engaging in in-depth discussions about ethical and methodological issues associated with qualitative approaches and with working with living humans. Students will learn methods such as: writing research proposals, research ethics, writing ethnographic field notes, doing qualitative interviews and focus groups, analyzing and writing up data.
Fulfills Area III (Social and Behavioral Sciences) distribution requirement

GBL_HLTH 390: Special Topics in Global Health: Community Based Participatory Research

This course is an introduction to community-based participatory research (CBPR). The W.K. Kellogg Foundation states CBPR is a collaborative research approach that “begins with a research topic of importance to the community and has the aim of combining knowledge with action and achieving social change to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities.” We will explore the historical and theoretical foundations, and the key principles of CBPR. Students will be introduced to methodological approaches to building community partnerships; community assessment; research planning; and data sharing. Real-world applications of CBPR in health will be studied to illustrate issues and challenges. Further, this course will address culturally appropriate interventions; working with diverse communities; and ethical considerations in CBPR.

GBL_HLTH 390: Special Topics in Global Health: Native Nations, Healthcare Systems, and U.S. Policy

Healthcare for Native populations, in the what is currently the U.S., are an entanglement of settler colonial domination and the active determination of Native nations to uphold their Indigenous sovereignty. This reading-intensive, discussion-based seminar will provide students with a complex and in-depth understanding of the historical and contemporary policies and systems created for and by Native nations. We will focus on the legal foundations of the trust responsibility and fiduciary obligation of the federal government outlined in the U.S. Constitution and Supreme Court decisions. To gain a nuanced perspective, students will study notable federal policies including the Snyder Act, the Special Diabetes Programs for Indians, Violence Against Women Act, and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Additionally, state policy topics will include Medicaid expansion and tobacco cessation and prevention.

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