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Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Kristin Mmari
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013

Focuses on the major health issues that affect adolescents and the effective interventions/policies to address these issues in the developing world. Explores the meaning and health of adolescence from various contexts around the world through lectures, readings, video clips, panels, and discussions .

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Define the meaning of adolescence and critically discuss ‘adolescence’ from the context of various world regions
Critically analyze the major global forces that affect adolescent health, including changes in education, marriage, and childbearing
Identify the major public health issues affecting adolescents throughout the globe, with a particular focus on sexual and reproductive health issues, vulnerable youth populations, mental health problems, and migration/immigration issues
Describe different types of intervention strategies for selected adolescent health issues and their potential impact in various cultural contexts

Methods of Assessment: reflection paper on adolescent health issue in world region; midterm paper, use data on international adolescent health issue to address need; final paper, based off of mid-term paper students propose intervention strategy or policy to address issue
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 50
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail