WGH 207

This interdepartmental, interdisciplinary seminar will provide a forum to analyze how diverse gender-related constructs (including identity and expression) influence public health research and practice. Invited speakers will give examples of cutting-edge issues in public health research and practice, focusing on how gender contributes to understanding and intervening on population distributions of health, disease, and well-being, with an eye towards intersectionality in relation to racism, classism, heterosexism, cissexism, and other forms of social inequity and context. The structure of the course combines lectures by guest speakers who are working in the field of women, gender, and health, as well as in-depth student-led discussions of assigned readings/media. Students will create brief teaching examples that use gender-based analysis while cultivating core skills in public health.

Course Note: Minimum enrollment of 5; maximum enrollment of 20.