AMST 4002

AMST 4002

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Rates of chronic disease and other health conditions, including mental illness and substance use disorders, have surged over the past three decades, owing largely to structural factors associated with the fragmentation of national healthcare systems, diminished social support networks, and government subsidization of unhealthy foods and hazardous pharmaceuticals. These issues are especially amplified in ethnoracial communities: for example, Blacks and Latinos typically have higher rates of disease in comparison to their non-Black counterparts, even after adjusting for factors such as income and education level. This course investigates the complex political, economic and cultural forces which contribute to health inequities. Students will be exposed to case studies throughout various diasporas—from Harlem to Cape Town—to understand the intricate ways in which race and health interact.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SCD-AS, SSC-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-CEL)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 4002SOC 4010

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7550 AMST 4002   SEM 101

    • TR Ives Hall 109
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ezell, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person