Online University Programs
Scholarship applications for fall semester 2022 now closed
Classes begin Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
Women’s Global Health Movements (certificate requirement)
- How do advocates for healthy societies organize, work together, and advance social and health justice? As part of a longstanding global social movement, women leaders have historically helped to create healthier and more dignified societies. This class investigates the role of women leaders in global movements for health and justice. Students will gain a better understanding of how the contemporary global political-economic context both constrains health activists and offers opportunities for transformative change.
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.
- 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.