HLTH 450

HLTH 450: Health Disparities and Social Justice
3.0 SH


This course explores how broad social, cultural and economic inequalities in society affect health. By closely examining pressing problems in global health, the course guides the students in efforts to improve the health conditions of those overburdened by poverty, marginalization and social injustice. By the end of the course, students will have gained an understanding of how social forces become embodied as pathologies and how specific political, economic and historic processes influence the distribution of disease among different populations. 3 hours lecture.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval.