ANTH 340 Immigration and Health

Migration has become a common phenomenon and is an indication of the growing

interdependence of nation-states in an increasingly globalized economy. The health implications of migration challenge public health systems worldwide. At the same time, providing health care for immigrants in receiving countries is a politically contentious and urgent issue. This course cross culturally examines the impact of human migration on the health of migrant communities in a transnational context. By situating migration and its impact on health within the political and economic reality of globalization the course will examine health impacts as well as the social and political context of how immigrants access and utilize health care services. The course will also examine how class, ethnicity and gender condition the health of migrants.