306.721.01 SOCIAL JUSTICE THEORY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Examines what theories of social justice have to say about public health and health policy. Explores whether and in what ways alternative philosophical perspectives can be used to make the case for obligations to promote health, both globally and within nations, as well as how to think about the relation of health to human welfare more broadly. Emphasizes theory and argument, and extensive reading is expected.
Upon completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Assess whether, how and when theories of social justice provide guidance for public health and health policy. 2. Identify the defining features of at least two social justice theories. 3. Assess the limitations of theory for public health practice and policy.
This is an advanced course open to students with a prior graduate level course in justice theory.