AFAS 444 - Rethinking Race and Health in the United States

This course is designed to expose undergraduates to the complexity of cultural and ethnic considerations as they pertain to the health and well being of underrepresented groups in the U. S., such as, African Americans. Drawing on perspectives from public health, the social/behavioral sciences, and perspectives from Africana Studies, we will engage in the comparative study of health cultures. We will explore the historical and contemporary multilayered social, cultural, political, and economic systems that engender the social and cultural determinants that shape health status, health behavior and health inequalities of Africana peoples in the United States.

Also Offered As
HPS 444, HPS 444
Grade Basis
Regular Grades
Course Attributes
General Ed-Tiers (Before 2022)
Honors Course