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Winter 2021 Class Schedule

Winter 2021 class Schedule

Core Courses
Winter 2021 course listings in GBL_HLTH
Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
GBL_HLTH 301-0-20 Introduction to International Public Health Peter Locke TTh 11:00am-12:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
GBL_HLTH 301-0-21 Introduction to International Public Health Beatriz Reyes M 11:00am-12:00pm Blended & Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
GBL_HLTH 302 Global Bioethics Sarah Rodriguez TTh 9:30-10:50am Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
GBL_HLTH 322 The Social Determinants of Health Peter Locke MW 2:00-3:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
GBL_HLTH 325 History of Reproductive Health Sarah Rodriguez TTh 11:00am-12:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
GBL_HLTH 390 Special Topics in Global Health: Native American Health Research and Prevention Beatriz Reyes T 3:00-4:00pm Blended & Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time

 

Elective Courses 
Winter 2021 course listings for non-GBL_HLTH electives
Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
ANTHRO 359 The Human Microbiome and Health Katherine Amato MW 9:30-10:50am Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
ANTHRO 390-0-22 Topics in Anthropology: Detection, Investigation, Diagnosis Adia Benton MW 11:00am-12:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
ASIAN_AM 380-0-1 / THEATER 346 War, Gender, and Memory in Asian American Performance Elizabeth Son MW 11:00am-12:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
ASIAN LC 300-0-20 Threat! Orientalism, Yellow Peril, and Other Fantagies of a Dangerous China Corey Byrnes TTh 12:30-1:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
BIOL_SCI 341 Population Genetics Joseph Walsh MW 4:00-5:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
BIOL_SCI 355 Immunobiology Hilary Truchan MWF 12:00-12:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
BMD_ENG 343 Biomaterials and Medical Devices Guillermo Antonio Ameer TTh 12:30-1:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
BMD_ENG 390-2 Biomedical Engineering Design Matthew Glucksberg, David O'Neill, Mark Fisher MWF 4:00-5:50pm

Tech Lecture Room 2

Hybrid: Remote component and in-person mtgs

CFS 391 Field Studies in Social Justice Justin Zimmerman TBD Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
CFS 392 Field Studies in Public Health Jessica Ibrahim Puri TBD Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
CFS 394 Legal Culture & Process Sarah Silins M 4:00-5:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
CFS 397 Field Studies in Civic Engagement Elizabeth McCabe W 7:00-9:00pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
CFS 398 Field Studies in Humanities Elizabeth McCabe T 7:00-9:00pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
CIV_ENV 361-2 Public and Environmental Health Luisa Marcelino TTh 11:00am-12:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
ECON 359 Economics of Nonprofit Organizations Dean Karlan MWF 3:30-4:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
ENGLISH 381 Literature & Medicine Justin Mann TTh 3:30-4:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
FR 309-0-20 French for Health Professions Aude Raymond MWF 12:00-12:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
GNDR_ST 332 Gender, Sexuality, and Health: Health Activism Amy Partridge MW 12:30-1:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
HDC 351 Adolescent Stress Emma Adam TTh 2:00-3:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
HISTORY 349-0-20 History of the Holocaust Stefan Cristian Ionescu TTh 11:00am-12:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
HISTORY 392-0-26 Topics in History: The Black Death Brian Forman MW 3:30-4:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
IEMS 365 Analytics for Social Good Karen Smilowitz TTh 3:30-4:50pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
POLI_SCI 377 Drugs and Politics Ana Arjona Asynchronous: Remote class-no scheduled mtg time
PUB_HLTH 393 Introduction to Health and Human Rights Juliet Sorensen M 6:00-9:00pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time
SOC_POL 351-0-21 Special Topics in Social Policy: Economics of Health, Human Capital, and Happiness Hannes Schwandt TTh 11:00am-12:20pm Synchronous: Class meets remotely at scheduled time

 

Winter 2021 course descriptions

GBL_HLTH 301-0-20: 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 301-0-21: 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, capitalism, and an overview of public health disciplines. This course meets once a week for group activities and once a week there will be one prerecorded lecture in addition to other assignments.

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 322: The Social Determinants of Health

 This upper-level seminar in medical anthropology examines the role of social markers of difference including race, class, nationality, gender, sexuality, age and religion in current debates and challenges in the theory and practice of global health. We will explore contemporary illness experiences and therapeutic interventions in sociocultural and historical context through case studies from the US, Brazil, and South Africa. Students will be introduced to key concepts such as embodiment, medicalization, structural violence, the social determinants of health, and biopolitics. Central questions of the seminar include: How do social categories of difference determine disease and health in individuals and collectivities? How is medical science influenced by economic and political institutions and by patient mobilization? How does social and economic inclusion/exclusion govern access to treatment as well as care of the self and others? The course will provide advanced instruction in anthropological and related social scientific research methods as they apply to questions of social inequality and public health policy in both the United States and in emerging economic powers. The course draws from historical accounts, contemporary ethnographies, public health literature, media reports, and films.

GBL_HLTH 325: History of Reproductive Health

The history of reproduction is a large subject, and during this course we will touch on many, but by no means all, of what can be considered as part of this history. Our focus will be on human reproduction, considering the vantage points of both healthcare practitioners and lay women and men. We will look at ideas concerning fertility, conception, pregnancy, miscarriage, childbirth, birth control, abortion, and assisted reproduction. Because, at a fundamental level, reproduction is about power - as historian Amy Kaler (but by no means only Kaler), pointed out, "[c]control over human reproduction is eternally contested, in zones ranging from the comparative privacy of the conjugal bedroom to the political platform and programs of national polities" - we will pay attention to power in reproductive health. And, since the distribution of power in matters of reproduction has often been uneven and unequal - between men and women, between colonizing and Indigenous populations, between clinicians and lay people, between those in upper socioeconomic classes and those in lower socioeconomic classes - we will pay particular attention during this class to struggles over matters of reproduction as we explore historical changes and continuities in reproduction globally since 1900.
Fulfills Area IV (Historical Studies) distribution requirement

GBL_HLTH 390: Special Topics in Global Health: Native American Health Research and Prevention

Indigenous nations in what is currently the United States are continuously seeking to understand and undertake the best approaches to research and prevention with their communities. This course introduces students to the various approaches to addressing negative health outcomes and harnessing positive social determinants of health influencing broader health status. Important concepts to guide our understanding of community health issues will include sovereignty, settler colonialism, social determinants of health, asset-based perspectives, and Indigenous research methodologies. Students will engage in a reading-intensive course drawing upon scholarship from a variety of disciplines including public health, Native American and Indigenous Studies, sociology, history, nursing, and medicine. Note: The required book is available online through Northwestern libraries. This course meets once a week for group activities and once a week there will be one prerecorded lecture in addition to other assignments.

 

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