Courses Taught by William Lopez

HBEHED677: Health Impacts of Immigration Law Enforcement in the U.S.

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Lopez, William
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Advisory Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This 3-credit course draws on the social-ecological model to consider the multi-level health impacts of immigration law enforcement on individuals, families and communities; the similarities between immigration enforcement conducted by ICE and law enforcement conducted by police; and how state violence is shaped by anti-Black, -Latino, and -Arab racism. Empirical data, articles, books, and media will be used to catalyze discussion and analysis of how immigration law enforcement impacts mixed-status communities throughout the U.S. Through interactions with those who conducted and lived through law enforcement activities and the advocates and researchers who respond to enforcement, students will better understand the ways in which fear of state violence shapes health and health seeking behaviors throughout the community and contributes to racial health inequities.
  • Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, students will have been exposed to the following Foundational Learning Objectives: -Objective4: List major causes and trends of morbidity and mortality in the US or other community relevant to the school or program -Objective10: Explain the social, political, and economic determinants of health and how they contribute to population health and health inequities