UMAIE Course Number: T4217
SAU Course Equivalency: NURS 450, National & International Nursing Perspectives or WMST 310, Topics in Women's Studies (four credits)
Instructor: Jyothi Gupta, St. Catherine University and Ruth Brink
Dates: January 5-27, 2014. (NOTE: SAU classes begin January 15)
Location: New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Mysore
Price: $4,865 (subject to change)
This course will use conceptual frameworks from Public Health and Human Rights perspectives to analyze the quality of women's lives in the context of rapid economic growth induced by privatization and globalization in India.
Indian society where patriarchy prevails (in both urban and rural areas)–and women are vulnerable and subjected to many forms of oppression under the guise of religion and culture–will serve as an ideal backdrop to study the complex dynamics of the socio-cultural determinants of maternal and child health.
Maternal child health issues and its relationship to the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of the World Health Organization will serve as the focal issue to examine the impact of socio-cultural health determinants cross the lifespan of women. Historical, economic, educational, religious, and cultural issues of India that relate to maternal child health and the attainment of the MDG will be addressed. We will examine how traditional roles and attitudes impact women's health and well-being. Experiential learning pedagogy will be implemented in grassroots community organizations' sites that focus on improving health outcomes for women and children. Through directly interacting with individuals, organizations, and communities in India, students will explore the complexities of maternal and child health in India. They will understand the need for individual and collective actions by local, national and global communities to achieve the MDGs.
Priority Deadline: April 12, 2013
Complete the online study abroad application and submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (300 Ambrose Hall).
Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 12 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.