380.667.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 3 Credit(s)
F 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Donna Strobino
  • Course Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    • 1) a general policy orientation to women’s health and definitions of women’s health in current use;
    • 2) a gender justice framework for viewing women’s health policies in developed and developing countries;
    • 3) a policy lens to topics such as work and employment, family planning, disability, intimate partner violence and special populations in developing and developed countries;
    • and 4) an understanding of varying stakeholder’s perspectives on current and critical issues pertaining to women’s health policy.
  • Course Description

    This 3-credit course provides an overview of selected, timely policies related to women’s health in both developed and developing countries. It covers the history of selected policies, a gender justice framework for viewing these policies, and policies related to selected women’s health concerns, such as family planning, intimate partner violence, employment and workplace conditions, and disabilities. These topics may change yearly depending on the primacy of the topic or issue.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Student evaluations based on class participation, 2 papers, and one discussion with a response paper.


    The following are the requirements specifically:

    1.              Attendance of lectures and class participation. (10% of grade) Much of the material covered in the lectures will not be included in background readings. Attendance will be critical for understanding the background readings for student-led discussions. 


    2.              Required readings. The readings are essential to all classes and will form the basis for class discussions for student-led discussions.


    3.              Preparation for and participation in class discussion.  Several classes will include a series of questions related to one or more article assigned for that day.


    4.              Short presentation and written assignment. Students specifically designated to present on a given date will also hand in a 1-2 page paper answering the assigned question specific to the article(s) discussed in class. 


    5.              Two written assignments of 3-5-pages.  The first assignment applies the Gender Justice Framework to a gender justice program in India and the second addresses stakeholders’ views and perspectives on the Supreme Court ruling on partial birth abortion.  

  • Prerequisites
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.