Online University Programs
Now Accepting Scholarship Applications- Fall 2023
Deadline: Friday, July 14, 2023
Classes begin Wednesday, September 5, 2023
Debt, Crisis, and Women’s Health
- Why has debt become the binding glue of the 21st century global economy and how does debt adversely affect health? This class explores the economic and social roots of debt and the resulting economic and public health crises it produces. Students will explore structural alternatives to debts and begin envisioning an economy less marked by crisis.
Global Food Politics: Health Consequences
- Enough food is produced internationally to feed the entire global population, so why do over 795 million people in the world go hungry? And why is so much of the food we produce unhealthy, causing chronic illness, malnutrition, and obesity? This class examines shifting patterns of food production from the traditional family farm to industrialized agriculture and transnational export chains. Students will learn how neoliberal trade policies restructure domestic and global food processing and distribution and why unhealthy food has become a staple of global consumption.
- This class situates professional nursing within the broader global context of the transnational care economy. Students will learn about the intimate nature of care work and identify how intensive physical labor, person-to-person communication, and human touch pose a challenge to market-driven efforts to increase profit-making through mechanization and exploitation of nurses, migrant and precarious workers. It identifies strategies that care workers have used to improve working conditions and their ability to deliver safe, therapeutic, and effective care both domestically and globally.