FYS*101*33 Description

First-Year Seminar

The objective of the course is to examine economic and ethical issues of health inequality across time and countries. We will learn the basic concepts of health economics, study the development of health inequality since the Industrial Revolution and the impact of economic growth on health inequality, and learn about contemporary debates on reforming health care systems in selected countries. There are three major course components: 1) six writing assignments based on readings, 2) a 10-minute presentation that presents an economic overview of a national health care system, and 3) class participation.