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380.668.01 International Perspectives On Women, Gender, and Health


Population, Family and Reproductive Health
3rd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday,  8:00 - 10:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Michelle Hindin
Course Instructor:

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 Objectives:

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

  1. Identify the multiple mechanisms by which the family, neighborhood/community, and national context adversely impacts womens health in developing countries
  2. 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.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Consent is required for all students

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