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308.610.01 THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL INEQUALITIES AND ITS CONSEQUENCES FOR HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE.

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  5:15 - 7:45pm

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Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Description:

Focuses on the economic and political causes for the growth of social inequalities in the U.S. and in the world and its consequences for health and quality of life. Emphasizes the increasing concentration of power and the way it appears in health and vital statistics. Requires active participation of the students in the discussion of the issues involved. Also discusses the classical works of Wilkinson, Kawachi, Kennedy, Muntaner, Shi, Navarro and others.

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation and essays.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

All students must obtain consent of instructor prior to registering for this class.