Kari A Lerum
Advanced course offerings designed to respond to faculty and student interests and needs. Topics include French Impressionism, social movements in late nineteenth-century Japan, international business and the changing European economic structure.
This collaborative interdisciplinary course will examine the confluence of factors (including the impact of political systems, the global economy, culture, war, the history of racism and sexism, etc.) that create and sustain the conditions that lead to disparities in health status and health care around the world as well as within the United States. Using multiple world views as context, this course will seek to “shift the center,” by critically examining health and health related issues through the “polyvocality of multiple social locations” (Anderson 2000, p. 225). Essential content will include an exploration of the theories and movements of people from around the world who are working to create social justice by solving health disparities for themselves, their families and their communities within the cultural, political and economic frameworks that are meaningful to them.
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