Course Descriptions

HEG 215 - Global Health and Culture

3 Credits

This course provides a cross-cultural analysis of past and current global health situations through comparison of factors which affect the well-being of peoples of the world, as well as actions which are being taken and can be taken to improve world health. A major focus of this course involves challenging embedded assumptions about what actually supports good health and what actually causes poor health in various cultures around the world. (SUNY-SS). This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a social science elective. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the geographical location of select countries of the world.
2. Explain the historical turning points leading to the development of Global Health.
3. Distinguish the payers of healthcare costs along upstream and downstream cultural, political, economic, or social chains.
4. Create an ethical argument on behalf of an adopted country regarding a specific local social health disparity or injustice.
5. Build biosocial or historical arguments that are able to challenge embedded cultural assumptions about global health, wellness or disease.
6. Defend health behavior change that is culturally specific.
7. Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative research articles or methods.
8. Analyze a global health case study using a predetermined theoretical or historical lens.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Intersession 2019
Spring Semester 2019