Course Details

Advanced Topics in Health and Human Rights

This seminar furthers the ongoing work of the Northwestern Access to Health Project in Nigeria and a new project in Lebanon. In partnership with the Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Lagos, students will develop curricula for partner communities in Lagos on health and health-related entitlements, and explore how to implement interventions identified and proposed during the assessment phase of the work in Nigeria. Students focused on Lebanon will research health and justice access issues applicable to Syrian refugee communities in northern Lebanon. Additional seminar topics will include cutting-edge issues of health and human rights today, including the Zika virus and the opioids epidemic. Evaluation Method: Grading in the course will be based on classroom participation (25%) and a research paper of the student’s own choosing, approved by the instructor in advance (75%). Prerequisite: Health and Human Rights or advance permission of the professor. Provided the subject matter of the paper is appropriate, students may write multiple draft papers for additional credit or for the graduation writing requirement. Students who would like to complete the 2 draft writing requirement and earn one additional credit hour in this course will be able to self-enroll in the associated LAWWRT 602 course section 56, class number 18883 during open enrollment. Students who would like to complete the 3 draft requirement and earn one additional credit hour in this course will need to submit a request for approval via the Writing Requirement form on the Registration and Records Registration page to obtain professor permission. The professor may limit the number of 3 drafts allowed in this course. Students may submit this request during open enrollment.

Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 694


Course History

Fall 2016
Title: Advanced Topics in Health and Human Rights
Faculty: Sorensen, Juliet (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 3