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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 credit
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
Elli Leontsini
Course Instructors:

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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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Gain an appreciation for current themes in applied social science and global health
Methods of Assessment:

Completion of assigned readings and class participation

Enrollment Restriction:

SBI MSPH and SBI PhD students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required