Courses Taught by Gary Harper

HBEHED615: Sexual Health Promotion

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Harper, Gary
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course will provide students with the background, knowledge, and experience needed to create different types of sexual health promotion interventions for diverse populations in multiple setting. Students will explore socio-ecological factors that influence the sexual health of diverse populations, and learn how to develop/implement theory-based and culturally-appropriate interventions.

PUBHLTH360: Community, Culture, and Social Justice (CCSJ) in Public Health

  • Undergraduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Harper, Gary
  • Description: Students will explore social constructions of health, and examine the interplay of community, cultural, ethical, social, economic, environmental, political and social justice forces that shape health. Concepts of community, culture, and social justice will be explored and students will examine how these concepts can be applied to public health interventions.
  • Course Goals: Students will be able to evaluate and critique how the concepts of community, culture and social justice are applied to public health interventions.
  • Competencies: By the end of this course students should be able to: 1. Describe various social constructions of health both locally and globally. 2. Describe how community, cultural, ethical, social, economic, environmental, political and social justice forces shape human health both locally and globally using a social determinants of health framework. 3. Compare and contrast the concepts of health disparities, health inequalities, and health inequities. 4. Examine a public health intervention using a critical analysis approach. 5. Compare various meanings of community, culture, and social justice that are used in public health and other related disciplines. 6. Critique the ways in which the concepts of community, culture, and social justice are applied to public health interventions both locally and globally.