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143144 SE Health Humanities: Discourses on Public Health in Africa and its Diasporas (2021W)

Continuous assessment of course work
ON-SITE

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 14.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 21.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 28.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 04.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 11.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 18.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 25.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 02.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 09.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 16.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 13.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 20.01. 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

No previous study of the humanities or Africa is required.

Examination topics

Baaed on the topics covered students will propose their own term paper topics for approval by the instructor.

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, SAG.SE.2

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