Description: This 3-credit course offers an examination of U.S. health inequities from a historical lens and discussion of present-day issues. Through the readings, discussions, and assignments in this class, students will better understand historical policies, events, and movements that have led to health inequities and connect those to contemporary issues in the United States and within the field of public health. The course takes an intersectional perspective to examine health inequities, with a focus on inequities related to race, ethnicity, gender, and class.
Learning Objectives: (Note, these are from the CEPH Foundational Learning Objectives)
1. Explain public health history, philosophy and values
4. List major causes and trends of morbidity and mortality in the US or other community relevant to the school or program
10. Explain the social, political and economic determinants of health and how they contribute to population health and health inequities