With the growing inequality in America and the large proportion of uninsured Americans, chances are that everyone knows someone that has been adversely affected by not having health insurance. As Berkeley students, there is not enough campus initiative about this topic and many prospective healthcare workers are uneducated about the fields they are entering. Much of what this class is designed to do is to provide a broad perspective of the most pressing issues in healthcare. Whether you are a prospective politician, doctor, or economist, this class is designed to teach the fundamentals of health care policies in the United States and around the world and give you the tools to navigate the healthcare system yourself. This class will also help you make more informed decisions when voting and effectively debate issues regarding healthcare policy.
This course will be taught using a combination of lectures, discussions, debates, and hands-on activities.