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224.860.01 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS PROGRAM SEMINAR I:APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCE & GLOBAL HEALTH

Department: International Health
Term: 1st term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Elli Leontsini
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
Description:

Students read the book "Global Health: Why Cultural Perceptions, Social Representations, and Biopolitics Matter" by Mark Nichter. This book serves as a starting point for a series of discussions on why a thorough understanding of the cultural, social and economic context is important in global public health practice, and the role of applied social science theory and methods in shaping and evaluating social and behavioral interventions.

Learning Objective(s):

To gain an appreciation for current themes in applied social science and global health


Methods of Assessment: Completion of assigned readings and class participation
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 12:00 - 1:20
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Enrollment Restriction: SBI MSPH and SBI PhD students
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail