AFS 350 Race Thinking and Health Disparities


Focusing on the experiences of African Americans, this course will examine the relationship between race as a social construction, the social determinants of health disparities, and bias in healthcare delivery. We will examine how the concept of race developed and how it became embedded in law and social structures with the result that African-Americans face greater exposures to health hazards, lower quality of care, and structural stigma that negatively affect health outcomes.