Online University Programs

Submitted by amyjune on September 19, 2017

Online University Programs

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for Spring 2021



Scholarship Application deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Scholarship Application


Spring Classes:

Gender, Economic Inequality, and Health

  • How does economic inequality contribute to public health crises? This course investigates the current state of the global economy with a focus on how economic inequality produces wide disparities in health risk, access to healthcare and clinical outcomes. It also explores how domestic and global structures related to economic trade and migration create dysfunctional healthcare delivery systems. Students leave the course understanding why transnational struggles for a single standard of care for all people will heal inequality in our global society.

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.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.

Care Work

  • 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.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.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.

*Classes begin Tuesday, January 19, 2021.