2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

ALST 334 - Public Health in Africa

A critical analysis of the cultural, social, political, and economic processes related to the field of global public health in Africa. Taking an anthropological approach, students identify the main actors, institutions, practices, and forms of knowledge production at work in contemporary public health interventions as they have arisen in African contexts. Coursework places current interventions in historical perspective, gauging their benefits as well as any unintended consequences. In addition to garnering an understanding of the background and politics/policies of public health in Africa, students become familiar with how to conduct and produce a “hands-on” needs assessment and community health evaluation.

Credits: 1.0
Crosslisted: GPEH 334
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No First-Year
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts Practices: Confronting Collective Challenges
Core Component: None

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