GOVT 3251

GOVT 3251

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

COVID-19 did not affect everyone equally. In fact, the opposite is true: the pandemic exposed dramatic health inequities by race, class, gender, and other factors. Not only were some groups more likely to catch and die from the virus than others, these same groups disproportionately suffered from its economic and social fallout, too. In the wake of this devastation, this course examines health (in)equities and what we can do about them. We explore what health equity means and how politics, policy, and power shape it -- both over time and across countries. Students will investigate how a wide range of social determinants (in addition to public health and health care systems) configure differences in health status across demographic groups. Three key touchstones of the class will be: (1) a series of "deep dives" into specific policy areas, such as housing and environmental health, maternal and child health, and mental health and well-being, (2) a consistent emphasis on politics, markets, and power, and (3) substantive opportunities for students to actively engage in health equity efforts beyond the classroom.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SCD-AS)
Course Subfield (AM,CP)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3261

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18294GOVT 3251  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Michener, J

      Perera, I

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18295GOVT 3251  DIS 201

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18296GOVT 3251  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18297GOVT 3251  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18298GOVT 3251  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18299GOVT 3251  DIS 205

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person