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Fall 2017  |  GLOS 3900 Section 001: Topics in Global Studies -- Urban Love, Fear, and Uprising (35417)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits (5 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 430
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics vary each semester. See Class Schedule.
Class Description:
This course will introduce students to questions of knowing, practices of knowledge making, and the contemporary political and cultural contexts that shape expertise in everyday life. We will begin the course with an introduction to the most useful philosophical concepts that describe the human capacity to form certain statements and judgments about the world. We will then turn our attention to how knowledge is something made by people with certain tools and certain aims. We will do close readings of a variety of documents in order to explore the social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions of their making. Students will spend the last part of the course working on several group projects that explore authoritative texts about recent and current events.
Exam Format:
25% Reports/Papers
15% Special Projects
15% Reflection Papers
10% In-class Presentations
35% Class Participation
Class Format:
20% Lecture
10% Film/Video
30% Discussion
20% Small Group Activities
20% Student Presentations
Workload:
75 Pages Reading Per Week
20 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Presentation(s)
1 Special Project(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GLOS3900~001&term=1179
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
23 March 2015

Fall 2017  |  GLOS 3900 Section 002: Topics in Global Studies -- Biopolitics of Health and Disease in the African D (35750)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits (5 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Vincent Hall 209
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics vary each semester. See Class Schedule.
Class Description:
What is global health, and how is it different from public health? How should we situate the meanings, practices and politics of global health within broader processes, structures, and inequalities of globalization? To answer these questions, this course draws on multiple fields, including anthropology, sociology, geography, human rights, history, population and development, and science and technology studies. We assess current distributions of and disparities in global disease mortality and morbidity. We trace how contemporary global health models and actors evolved from earlier processes of European colonialism, US imperialism, and post-World War II development. We identify actors responsible for developing global health interventions and evaluate the politics of measuring effectiveness. The course explores how geopolitical relations influence research on and access to life-saving drugs. We examine how globally circulating narratives and images of illness facilitate or hinder disease prevention, treatment or eradication. Although the course explores these questions primarily through the lens of infectious diseases like malaria, polio, HIV, and Ebola, we also investigate why other global health conditions such as reproductive and maternal health have been politically marginalized. We end by reflecting on the responsibilities and challenges faced by first line of global health practitioners--health workers--in places like Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, and Senegal.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GLOS3900~002&term=1179
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
29 November 2016

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