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Fall 2021
Nov 27, 2021
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IDST 109 - Health Ineq. in Time of Covid
Understanding and Navigating Health Inequities in the Time of Covid. This course addresses the intersecting crises of Covid-19, Economic Downturn, Health Disparities, and Racism. Beginning with an historical approach, we will look at how diagnosis and sociopolitical power relations have interacted in the last 400 years, pathologizing race and gender, and rationalizing colonialism and the institution of slavery. We look to these histories to understand how health inequities have been produced and perpetuated in concert with forces that produce racism, poverty, and gendered inequities. We will then engage in implications for social responsibility and human health in our communities in the present, through applied activities and guest speakers, fostering collaborative thinking towards change. This course will involve a blend of historical and scholarly writings, memoir and journalistic writings, as well as literature and art as we seek to trouble the narratives that have covered over and perpetuated histories of violence and inequity that have contributed to our current crises.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance, Online

Interdisciplinary Studies Department


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