SOC 797 (02) - Special Topics

Spc Top/Global Health

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Sociology
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 56072
Occasional or experimental offerings. May be repeated for different topics. Permission required. Writing intensive.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): SOC 797W
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Jonathan Koltai

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 T 9:10am - 12:00pm MURK 118
Additional Course Details: 

This course will provide a broad overview of key issues in the social scientific study of global health, drawing on perspectives from sociology, demography, and public health. Initial classes will expose students to the theory of the epidemiological transition, moving to contemporary perspectives on “the social determinants of health.” Some subsequent topics will include debates surrounding universal health coverage and social protection; population health in low-and middle-income countries; cross-national and institutional approaches to health disparities; financial crises and health; and corporate and political determinants of health. Given the current public health crisis precipitated by COVID-19, special attention will also be paid to pandemics and population health inequalities.