Spring 2023 Women's Studies UN3655 section 001

Gender and Public Health: Disparities, P

Gender and Public Health

Call Number 12700
Day & Time
T 4:10pm-6:00pm
754 EXT Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Jennifer S Hirsch
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This seminar providea an intensive introduction to critical thinking about gender in relation to public health. We begin with a rapid immersion in social scientific approaches to thinking about gender in relation to health, and then examine diverse areas in which gendered relations of power – primarily between men and women, but also between cis- and queer individuals – shape health behaviors and health outcomes. We engage with multiple examples of how gendered social processes, in combination with other dimensions of social stratification, shape health at the population level. The overarching goal of this class is to provide a context for reading, discussion, and critical analysis to help students learn to think about gender – and, by extension, about any form of social stratification – as a driver of patterns in population health. We also attend consistently to how public health as a field is itself a domain in which gender is reproduced or contested.

Web Site Vergil
Department Women's and Gender Studies
Enrollment 9 students (13 max) as of 5:05PM Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Subject Women's Studies
Number UN3655
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Note Enrollment preference to WGSS & SOCI majors
Section key 20231WMST3655W001