Globalization and Health Inequalities (CULT 368)

2020 Spring
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Cultural Studies(CULT)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Ayşecan Terzioğlu aysecan@sabanciuniv.edu,
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CONTENT

This course introduces recent theoretical perspectives and ethnographic work which explore how the political and medical authorities as well as the lay people, discuss the effects of globalization and global encounters on health inequalities, and how the global and local health policies address these inequalities. It covers such topics as the role of global health institutions in addressing the health inequalities, tensions between states? priorities and global impositions in defining and applying health policies, competition between biomedicine and alternative medical systems, local interpretations of global medical technologies and local conceptualizations of global epidemics. The course also includes nuanced approaches to the global and local ethical issues around the body, gender, life, illness, birth, death and pharmaceutical industry

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES


1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others.

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice.

3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects.

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means.

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.


1. Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences.

2. Assess how global, national and regional developments affect society.

3. Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information.


1. Demonstrate safe working habits and a general understanding of materials and processes in the visual arts.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of representational processes using visual as well as audial material as mediums of representation.

3. Show working knowledge of the process of transforming abstract/textual concepts into concrete, audio/visual forms.

4. Appreciate and express the cultural significance of art and understand its evolution and purposes.

5. Develop an awareness of compositional and organizational strategies for the effective deployment of formal elements of visual art.

6. Read visual texts with a deep knowledge of art history and theory and the ability of situating the content and form of the visual representation both in a historical and thematic context.

7. Employ necessary background knowledge regarding art administration in the body of museums and galleries.

8. Show a practical and technical command of materials and methods in one or more media of the visual arts.


1. Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple methodologies and interpret different approaches, concepts, and theoretical legacies in the interdisciplinary field of Cultural Studies.

2. Identify interconnections of knowledge within and across the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, literature, visual studies, philosophy, and psychology.

3. Cultivate a critical approach to the study of culture, articulating the relations between culture, power, and history; exploring cultural diversity and socio-cultural change at the local, national and global level; and exploring the corresponding demands for rights and social justice.

4. With the use of appropriate technologies, be able to present advanced oral and written evaluations of developments in the realm of cultural production, consumption, and representation.