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380.668.01 INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON WOMEN, GENDER, AND HEALTH

Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Michelle Hindin
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
Description:

Examines the ways by which the study of gender informs the study of health in the developing world with a focus on women's health issues. Explores the ways in which gender and sex help us to understand women's health and explain societal patterns of health, disease and well-being. Topics include both reproductive and nonreproductive health issues including mental health and physical health.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
identify the multiple mechanisms by which the family, neighborhood/community, and national context adversely impacts women's health in developing countries
After completing this course, students should be able to explain disparities in men’s and women’s health from a multidisciplinary perspective (sociology, economics, and international development)

Methods of Assessment: Leading class discussion and literature review/critique.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 8:00 - 10:50
Enrollment Minimum: 1
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Consent is required for all students

For consent, contact: mhindin@jhsph.edu
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail