Summary: The course will be 2 hours, once a week. It explores how colonial ideals perpetuate structural violence on bodies and cultures and it challenges paradigmatic thinking about biomedicine and public health. It will analyze current issues in public health--such as healthcare disparities due to sexuality, gender, and race-- in an effort to demonstrate how public health and western/ colonial ideologies intersect and enact violence. The ultimate goal of this course is to decolonize the field of public health by looking at it as both creating and being created by structures of power. Overall, this course aims to recapture current conversations surrounding global health and make the field better-serving for all bodies.
Key Learning Outcomes: Be able to —
Methods: This course will incorporate multiple intelligences into the learning process — it will involve a mix of lectures, discussion (both large-group and small-group), scenario activities, videos, and reading/homework to engage with the concepts at home.
Performance Evaluation: Evaluation is based on completion and participation. This includes:
How will the instructor of record supervise the student course facilitator(s)?
Receive weekly reports from student course facilitators on material covered, learning outcomes, and any issues that came up. Can schedule in-person one-on-ones and class visits as needed.