This course gives students an overview of disparities that exist in health and health care in the United States across categories such as race, gender, social economic status, age, and sexual orientation. The course includes lectures and small group sessions led by leaders in health care in Chicago and at the University, and culminates in a small group project that explores an aspect of health care disparities in detail. Students also become better acquainted with Hyde Park and greater Chicago through visits to health care facilities and institutions throughout the area.
When: August 15, 2016 - October 4, 2016
The course meets on most mornings during the Summer Quarter.