Global Women's Health

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Natural Science
Course Number: 
0390
Institution: 
Hampshire College
The goals of this Mellon Language Learning course are twofold. The first is to introduce students to key issues in global women's health with a focus on Central America. Topics will span the lifecycle and will be drawn from the fields of infectious disease, reproductive health, nutrition, chronic disease and health policy. Most readings will come from the medical and epidemiologic literature though attention will also be given to the political, economic and social factors that weigh heavily on health. The second goal is to advance students' knowledge of Spanish by integrating Spanish materials into the syllabus. A central text will be the health care manual, "Where There is No Doctor For Women," which is available in both Spanish and English. The course in not intended to be a language course per se, but one that reinforces existing skills and inspires students to pursue further study and practice. Prerequisite: at least two semesters of prior Spanish instruction.
Comments: 
Writing and Research Independent Work Multiple Cultural Perspectives Prerequisite: at least two semesters of prior Spanish instruction. In this course students are generally expected to spend at least six to eight hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time.
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Linked Course Comments: 
This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
313671

Course Sections

Global Women's Health
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Elizabeth Conlisk eacNS@hampshire.edu 02:30PM-05:30PM M Cole Science Center 316