Fall 2022  |  PA 5890 Section 001: Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs -- Intersectionality, Ethics & Global Health Rights (32973)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
15 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/06/2022 - 12/14/2022
Mon, Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (9 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
Class Description:
Realizing the right to health worldwide is an urgent global social demand that reliable data prove to be far from reality. Increasing mental health problems, unequal access to vaccination programs, and lack of access to sufficient and clean water are commonalities to the global north and the global south. But the impacts of the current global socio-economic crisis are striking differently to groups and societies, which requires a severe consideration of intersectionality. In this course, we will engage in the most sensitive ethical discussions about the fairness of unequal access to health rights globally from a human rights-based approach. Health rights is a broad concept that includes the right to healthcare and the social determinants of health like a healthy environment and proper access to water and sanitation. We will privilege the intersectionality between gender and poverty, and we will evaluate the available responses to these issues from a distributive theory of justice.
Learning Objectives:
As a result of completing this course and the assigned readings, activities, and projects, you will be able to:

Understand the kinds of suffering that is relevant to the social determinants of health

● Gain an understanding of the main ethical questions about accessing and promoting health rights at the intersection of poverty, gender, and ethnicity

● Develop professional competencies of documentation and analysis that will allow participants to use distributive justice theories in responding to ethical questions

Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
23 March 2022

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