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Research Seminar in Population, Family and Reproductive Health I

East Baltimore
1st term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Monday,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructors:
Cynthia Minkovitz

Successful completion of courses required in first year of doctoral program in PFRH


Provides experience in critical evaluation of historical and contemporary research pertinent to Population, Family and Reproductive Health. Addresses a range of topics, drawing on research from multiple academic disciplines. Critique and discusses conceptual frameworks and empirical articles and examine the methodological and disciplinary perspectives of the research or articles.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Apply diverse conceptual frameworks to public health issues pertinent to PFRH
  2. Critique empirical articles addressing public health issues related to PFRH
  3. Compare and contrast the approaches of various academic disciplines to public health issues of relevance to PFRH
  4. Recognize and critically evaluate common study designs and methods used in research relevant to PFRH
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Participation
  • 50% Oral Presentation

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This is the virtual/online section of a course also held onsite. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.