AFR 255
Race, Environment, and the Body Fall 2024
Division II
Cross-listed SOC 255 / AMST 257 / ENVI 256

Class Details

This course examines the relationship between structural racism and racial/ethnic health disparities. Through class discussions of readings and media images, we will explore three topics: 1) how racism intersects with classism, sexism, and xenophobia to govern the implementation of local, state and federal health care policies; 2) how the uneven enforcement of health care policies ultimately produces differences in mortality, morbidity, and quality of life among various populations; and 3) anti-racist public health scholarship that offers strategies for creating racial health equity.
The Class: Format: lecture; Discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 20
Class#: 1362
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Class participation, 2-3 short papers (5-7 pages), and a final presentation
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Preferences: Preference given to AFR majors, ENVI concentrators and majors, and ANSO majors.
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
SOC 255 Division II AFR 255 Division II AMST 257 Division II ENVI 256 Division II
Attributes: AFR Core Electives
AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
AMST Space and Place Electives
ENVI Humanities, Arts + Social Science Electives
PHLH Nutrition,Food Security+Environmental Health
PHLH Social Determinants of Health

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