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SISU-349 Topics Glb Ineq,Dev,Env,Hlth Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global Inequality, Development, Environmental Sustainability, and Global Health (3) Topics vary by section. Rotating topics focusing on the intersection of global inequality, development, environmental sustainability, and global health. Repeatable for credit with different topic. Grading: A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-240 or SISU-250.

SISU-349-001
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Climate Resilient Cities
Climate Resilient Cities (3) As the pace of global climate change mirrors the pace of global urbanization, this course responds to the urgent demand for climate-resilient cities. Students discuss the concept, components, and various strategies of urban climate resiliency and consider, through case studies from the Global South and North, how resiliency planning may bring positive change through urban design activism. The course targets the intersection of social, environmental, economic, and infrastructural vulnerabilities to learn to foster urban climate justice and adaptable infrastructure, culminating in a collaborative project for Washington, DC.
SISU-349-002
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Health in the Developing World
Health in the Developing World (3) This course provides students with an understanding of the relationships between health and development from a variety of perspectives. Students gain knowledge of the links between health, socio-economic growth, and equity in different countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Attention is given to some of the most urgent public health challenges facing developing countries, including the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The course also introduces students to the skills required for planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of health programs in developing countries.
SISU-349-001
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Politics of Conservation
Politics of Conservation (3) This course considers the environmental and human impacts of environmental conservation interventions. From parks and protected areas to carbon financing, the course considers what conservation attempts to do and examines its intended and unintended consequences, particularly as they pertain to marginalized groups.
SISU-349-002
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Global Cities, Justice & Envir
Global Cities, Justice, and the Environment (3) Cities are key arenas for struggles around social justice, the environment, infrastructure, and space. This course draws primarily from urban geography, history, and political-economic analysis to unpack the power relations shaping urban environments around the world, including Washington, DC. Topics include urban agriculture, infrastructure privatization, informality and slums, sustainable and smart cities, race and environmental justice, and public transit.
SISU-349-003
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Politics of Conservation
Politics of Conservation (3) This course considers the environmental and human impacts of environmental conservation interventions. From parks and protected areas to carbon financing, the course considers what conservation attempts to do and examines its intended and unintended consequences, particularly as they pertain to marginalized groups.