Fall 2018  |  PA 5451 Section 001: Immigration, Health and Public Policy (24374)

Class Component:
3-4 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/04/2018 - 12/12/2018
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (26 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
How to access demographic, health, and background information on US immigrants. Characteristics and health needs of immigrants. Designing culturally competent health programs. How to advocate for needed policy changes to promote immigrant health and wellbeing. Community visits required. Online course.
Class Notes:
Class Description:
This course is taught entirely on-line, but the interaction among students and between the students and the instructor permit us to get to know one another and to have lively exchanges of ideas and reports on community-based assignments. It is designed for current or future policy makers or service providers who want to understand how to design effective and culturally relevant programs and services for immigrants.. Note that no previous health background is required. 'Health' is defined broadly to include social characteristics and access to services. The course can be taken for either four-credits (with final project), or three-credits (without final project) Course Objectives: 1. Students will acquire research skills necessary to access demographic, health, and background information on immigrants in the U.S. 2. Students will understand the major social and health needs of new immigrants. 3. Students will be able to design `culturally competent programs. 4. Students will learn to advocate for needed changes to promote immigrant wellbeing. Contact the instructor for more information.

The course fulfills requirements for the 7-credit SPH Health Disparities Interdisciplinary Concentration, the University-wide Human Rights minor, and the HHH global policy and human rights.masters programs

Grades are based upon:: 1) Posted reactions to reading; 2) Quiz grades; 3) Research and community work assignments; 4) Class participation on the website; and 5) (four-credit students only) Final project advocating for needed action on an issue related to immigrant health.
Exam Format:
There is no final exam. There are brief, online quizzes based on the reading and course videos.
Class Format:
The class is entirely on-line. Weeks begin on Monday, with weekly postings due by the following Sunday. Students are required to post and submit assignments by specified due dates.
Comparable to other graduate courses. Although we don't meet face-to-face, the equivalent "class time" is made up with community assignments and web-based reading and research.
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/fenne007_PA5451_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/fenne007_PA5451_Fall2019.pdf (Fall 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/fenne007_garza001_PA5451_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/fenne007_PA5451_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
15 September 2015

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