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

Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
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.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Understand how globalization impacts the economy
Distinguish the difference between the globalization and regionalization of economies
Identify what changes are occurring in public health and social policies that are attributable to the process of globalization
Identify the causes of the recent growth in social inequalities
Distinguish what are the health and social consequences of greater inequality

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class participation and essays.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday 5:15 - 7:45
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

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

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail