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Couples and Reproductive Health

East Baltimore
1st term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Variable Credit
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  3:00 - 4:50pm
Lab Times:
  • Thursday,  3:30 - 4:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Stan Becker

380.600 or 380.755.60 or 380.755.81 or AS280.225 (for undergraduate students)


Reviews and discusses readings on couples and reproductive health such as: Definitions of couples and of reproductive health; sociological, anthropological and economic perspectives; fertility decision making; critiques of a couple approach from feminists and from those concerned primarily with less stable sexual partnerships for STD/AIDS prevention, and design of couple studies and service delivery interventions.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Critique conceptual frameworks
  2. Prepare and give a presentation to the class
  3. Write a paper on a topic of choice (optional)
  4. Discuss the relevant literature in couples and reproductive health
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on a class presentation and a paper.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Class may count as 3 credits if students take the lab portion of the course.