Online University Programs
Applications for Spring 2024 are now closed
Classes begin Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Women's Global Health Movements (Certificate requirement)
- Global political and economic institutions and policies impact health globally. This course investigates how women’s non-governmental organizations have attempted to transform existing institutions and policies of global health governance such that people everywhere can lead healthier and more dignified lives.
Gender, Environmental Justice, and Health
- What conditions of the current economy deplete the earth’s resources and contribute to human-made climate catastrophes? This class identifies market forces and practices, including pursuit of economic growth, that degrade our environment and disproportionately impact women’s health and livelihoods. Students leave the class understanding that environmental pollution is a symptom of a toxic political-economy, that it increases both chronic and emergent health crises, and that health advocates can be pivotal in preventing disaster and reversing toxic trends.
The Global Pharmaceutical Economy and Health
- The pharmaceutical industrial complex (Big Pharma) threatens global public health with profit-motivated research and uncontrolled pricing. This class interrogates the political-economic context in which Big Pharma has evolved and the ethical implications of market-based health care. It prepares students to advocate for research and fair distribution of life-saving medicines as a necessary component of an equitable health care system.