HLTH 221: Health and Social Justice is part of the Metro Academy of Health program, and is usually offered in the fall semester. There may be space for some students who are not enrolled in the Metro program also.
This course requires a reader (available at Copy Edge on Ocean Avenue). There are also some optional readings available online through the course Insight webpage.
This course focuses on the social determinants of health, specifically class, race, gender and place. The course explores the roots of health inequities, as well as the social movements that respond to these unfair and preventable conditions.
This course places specific emphasis on writing, research skills and critical thinking. Students will also gain more practice with oral communication and quantitative reasoning.
The Fall 2013 Syllabus is attached below.
For students in the class, most handouts will be in INSIGHT, not here.