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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:
4th term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2016 - 2017
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  5:30 - 8:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Eileen McRae
Course Instructor:
Resources:
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.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Understand how globalization impacts the economy
  2. Distinguish the difference between the globalization and regionalization of economies
  3. Identify what changes are occurring in public health and social policies that are attributable to the process of globalization
  4. Identify the causes of the recent growth in social inequalities
  5. Distinguish what are the health and social consequences of greater inequality
Methods of Assessment:

Student participation in the debate of assigned readings and 10-page final paper.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

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

For consent, contact:

emcrae4@jhu.edu