URBN 240: Introduction to Urban and Community Health
Term: Spring Fall
Degree Requirements: F8
This course focuses on the production of health inequalities and the policy interventions proposed to reduce them, with an emphasis on
US cities and Memphis. The course begins by examining the concept of health and its key social determinants. The remainder of the
course focuses on applying these conceptual foundations to evaluate community health policies, including access to health care, obesity,
gun violence, and environmental health. It uses Memphis as a case study through which to understand many of the challenges of urban
health, as well as the potential policy interventions.