Spring 2019 Courses
Voices in GLOBAL HEALTH (GLHLTH 270T): Explore how language and culture impact global health.
Through practical and theoretical discussions around case studies, visual texts, and interviews in the target language, we examine healthcare issues in both local and global communities. Guest speakers help us explore the underlying reasons for different beliefs and behaviors, with the goal of creating culturally appropriate interventions. Tutorials meet weekly for 75-minutes. Prerequisite: 4 semesters of language or equivalent - heritage and native speakers are welcome to enroll. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
- Arabic (GLHLTH270T-1/ AMES 270T-1) Wed 4:55-6:10 (Maha Houssami)
- French (GLHLTH 270T-3/ FREN 270T) Wed 4:55-6:10 (Christelle Gonthier)
- Mandarin (GLHLTH 270T-5/ AMES 270T-5) Wed 4:55-6:10 (Yan Liu)
Voices in PUBLIC POLICY in Spanish (PUBPOL 273T/SPAN 273T)
¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to the study of Latin American Politics. This course will cover the main policy challenges in Latin America. The first part of the course will focus on understanding the challenges for the economic development of the region. It will address how and why Latin America is different by examining its economic outcomes, economic and social policies. We will also study various cases and examples of how institutions shape policy outcomes. The second part of the course will focus on how groups -- such as civil society or violent actors -- can shape policymaking and welfare in this region. Tutorials meet weekly for 75-minutes. Prerequisite: 4 semesters of Spanish or equivalent - heritage and native speakers are welcome to enroll. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
Instructor: Ana Maria Montoya
Soccer Politics (ROMST 204D/ICS 204D/HISTORY 266D/ARTS&SCI 204D) https://stories.duke.edu/soccer-politics
How and why has soccer become the most popular sport on the planet? What explains the its powerful impact on culture, economics, and politics? In this course we’ll explore the global history of soccer, drawing on examples from the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Latin America. The major research project will focus on producing a guide to be published on the Soccer Politics Blog (sites.duke.edu/wcwp) on how to watch and understand the 2019 Women's World Cup. The class is taught in three languages: English, French and Spanish. All students must enroll in the group lecture on Tuesdays along with one of the Thursday discussion sections. Students enrolled in the French and Spanish sections will do much of their reading, as well as all their writing, research, and class discussion in the second language.
Instructor: Professor Laurent Dubois