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143144 SE Health Humanities: Discourses on Public Health in Africa and its Diasporas (2020W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Lecture schedule:

October 8: Introduction: Pandemics and the multidisciplinary search for public health solutions
October 15: Health Humanities: Definitions, Scope, and Methods
October 22: Health Humanities: Anthropological approaches
October 29: Health Humanities: Literary approaches
November 5: Health Humanities: Linguistic approaches
November 12: Health Humanities: Insights from Performing Arts and Aesthetics
November 19: Health Humanities: Visual Arts
November 26: Health Humanities: Humanities in health care practice
December 3: Student Presentations I
December 10: Student Presentations II
December 17: Student Presentations III
January 7: Student Presentations IV
January 14: Course summary and Revisions I
January 21: Course Summary and Revisions II
January 28: Course Assessments

Thursday 08.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 15.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 22.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 29.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 05.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 12.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 19.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 26.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 03.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 10.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 17.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 07.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 14.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 21.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 28.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this advanced seminar course, participants will be given the opportunity to explore in-depth an emerging field of study called Health Humanities. Crowford et al (2020) define health humanities as follows: “The health humanities is a rapidly rising field, advancing an inclusive, democratizing, activist, applied, critical, and culturally diverse approach to delivering health and well-being through the arts and humanities. It has generated new kinds of interdisciplinary research, knowledge, and communities of practice globally.”

Method of teaching:
Lectures, guest appearances, discussions, debates – seminar presentations by course participants towards writing a term paper of up to 44,000 characters.

This course aims:
1. To enable students to survey contemporary interdisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to handling infectious diseases that develop into epidemics such as EBOLA and pandemics such as COVID-19.
2. To enable the student to be aware of the scope of Health Humanities, its distinctions from Medical Humanities, and its place in interdisciplinary Humanities, and Public Health disciplines; and
3. To train students to synthetize articles and other types of discourses produced in top-level Humanities and Public Health journals towards producing a publishable piece of their own oh Health Humanities.

Class interaction is in the form of lectures, student presentations, computer-based electronic communications.

A basic introductory course in African studies, or Humanities subjects or Public health is a pre-requisite.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation during all class sessions (both in person and online) will be the key. The course is assessed as follows:
o Attendance and active participation in class and online discussions, debates, and exercises: 20%
o Student presentation: 20%
o Term paper up to 44,000 characters: 60%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Main Reference books:

o Crawford P, B Brown, A Charise (Eds.). 2020. The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities. London: Routledge.

o Crawford P, B Brown, C Baker, V Tischler and B Abrams. 2015. Health Humanities. London: Palgrave-Macmillan.

o Jones T, D Wear and LD Friedman (Eds.). 2014. Health Humanities Reader. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Articles and Book Chapters:

o Bodomo, A. 2020. Historical and contemporary perspectives on inequalities and well-being of Africans in China, In: Asian Ethnicity, DOI: 10.1080/14631369.2020.1761246

o Bodomo AB, A Liem, L Lin, and BJ Hall. 2020. How African migrants in China cope with barriers to health care. Lancet Public Health Vol 5. Issue 4, PE 192, (https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30048-7)

A selection of readings of from the latest articles on Health Humanities published in top-level journals like Lancet, African Studies, and other avenues of Humanities and Global Public Health are suggested after each lecture.

Association in the course directory

SAS.SE.1, SAS.SE.2, SAL.SE.1, SAL.SE.2

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