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Courses - Spring 2021
Am I Not a Man? Contemporary Issues in Black Men's Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HLTH 140; or permission of SPHL-Behavioral and Community Health.
Recommended: HLTH 200, HLTH 230, and FMSC 190.
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health Department or obtain permission from the instructor.
This course elective will expose students to the fundamental aspects of the lived experiences of Black men in the U.S. by critically examining social, economic, cultural, historical, and environmental factors that determine the health and well-being of this heterogenous population. Utilizing a life course perspective, students will assess the health status and health care needs of this population using a health equity lens by drawing upon foundational aspects in the field of public health including, the ecological approach, determinants of health, public heath critical race praxis, and the health disparities generation research framework. Current contemporary health issues will be applied to both highlight and provide evidence of the multitude of factors shaping the lives of Black men. Ultimately, the course aims to identify potential recommendations and solutions to support the well-being of this critically important community.