Public Health: Health Equity, Sustainability, and Well-Being in a Global Age

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  • Three Credit Hours
  • Satisfies COLL 300 requirement
What matters for health and well-being? How do we build health opportunity, while also protecting the planet? Why, in the United States, does “wealth equal health”? This course will explore personal, economic, political, and environmental determinants of health equity. Emphasis will be placed on 1) holism and health and 2) socioecological frameworks of health. Students will engage with individuals and organizations in the Washington D.C. area that tackle these issues on a daily basis. Class sessions will be interactive and involve a blend of lecture, discussion, guest speakers, and in-class activities.