Everyone knows that people have their differences. Groups are
marginalized, silenced, and oppressed based on who they are, what
they believe, and how they express themselves. Diversity
encompasses multiple dimensions, including but not limited to the
social and political constructions of race, culture, nationality,
ethnicity, religion, ideas, beliefs, geographic origin, class,
sexual orientation and identities, gender, gender identities and
expressions, disability, and age.
Courses with a diversity designation (DV) will give you another view of the world—through the eyes of those different than yourself. You’ll explore current and past injustices and see how those in power can shape public perception of peoples’ differences and how societies can adapt to or resist these definitions. You’ll learn how diversity enriches society, come to understand why groups may hold different views on issues, and open your mind to views beyond your own.
HLTH 20500 Critical Health Issues
Examination of the health workforce, medical education, medical specialization, the rising cost of care, voluntary and governmental health insurance, health care delivery systems, and health care for the poor. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)