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Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Angelina Snodgrass Godoy
SIS 490
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Content varies from quarter to quarter.

Class description

Title: Health as a Human Right

This course will explore the concept and application of health as a human right from an interdisciplinary perspective. It is designed for advanced undergraduates and presumes some prior familiarity with the concept of human rights, though no previous coursework is required. While the course may attract students with specific interests in the health professions, no biomedical background is required and the approach will focus on human rights perspectives rooted in the social sciences rather than on biomedical ones.

Student learning goals

Awareness of global inequalities and their manifestations in health

General method of instruction

discussion seminar

Recommended preparation

prior coursework in international human rights

Class assignments and grading

Students will be graded on participation in class discussions and will write a research paper.

Partiicpation 50%, Research paper 50%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 04/23/2008