SOCY 698 – Health and Human Rights
Special Topic course
Instructor - Ilsa Lottes
Summer Session 2
Meets: Mondays 6:00 p.m. - 9:10 p.m.
Dates: 07/10/2017 - 08/18/2017
Room: Public Policy 204
The class will meet in-person on Mondays from 6 pm -9:10 pm in PUP 204. In the last couple decades health professionals around the world have promoted human rights-based approaches to guide health system analysis and health policy. In this course students will learn components of health and human rights programs and understand principles of and links between health and human rights. Students will evaluate health policies and programs from a human rights perspective. Examples of human rights approaches to health will be given in both developed and developing countries. In addition, students will examine the benefits of health and human rights programs as well as the problems and conflicts associated with such programs. This hybrid course requires both classroom and online time; reliable internet access and computer literacy; and the ability to self-manage independent learning assignments according to deadlines. In place of reduced classroom hours, required online work is connected to classroom learning and may include independent mastery assignments, discussion boards, videos with quizzes, writing assignments, and other active learning experiences. Students are responsible for both classroom attendance and completing these out-of-classroom learning experiences by the specified deadlines and in accordance with instructor requirements.