URBST 234 - Advocacy, Politics, and Disease

Overview

Course Title

Advocacy, Politics, and Disease

Department(s)

Description

The politics of emergent diseases, the controversies and conflicts among various social groups -- communities of sufferers, "disease champions," medical specialists, and their disciplinary organizations, biomedical researchers and their institutions, politicians and political institutions at the local, state and federal levels, and governmental bureaucracies -- and their impact on whether or not an emergent disease is recognized as a legitimate ailment, and if it is, what level of priority or neglect it deserves in the allotment of scarce financial and bio/scientific resources. The course emphasizes diseases found disproportionately in urban populations, but not to the exclusion of diseases found scattered in the general population.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Undergraduate

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Course Schedule