Women and Health utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to explore historical perspectives on health, access to health technologies, health policy research, and emerging topics in women's health. The humanities, social sciences, and biological sciences inform inquiry into "hot topics" in health policy, ethics, and the medical sciences. The health of women is dissected through a lens of gender equity and domestic and international perspectives are employed. Students are encouraged to identify and study topics of their own interest.
Syllabus is available online through the class website.
This class may be scheduled with a small percentage of seats held for “NDS Students Only.”
No lab or problem session is required.
NC State Campus Visits
No campus or site visits are required; all work completed online.
Short papers, discussion boards, other requirements (Final Project on a course-relevant topic of the student's choosing)
Learning Management System
Moodle – This class uses Moodle, which is accessed through WolfWare.
PLEASE NOTE: Access to the website(s) may be restricted to registered students or not available until the start of the semester.
Additional Technology Requirements
NC State Email
– Students are required to use their University email address via https://mail.google.com/a/ncsu.edu.
This is the only one the University will use to send official email communications.
Other Online Tools – Google Hangout and Collaborate as needed for consultations-time set at student's convenience.
OPTIONAL: Our Bodies, Ourselves: A New Edition for a New Era by Boston Women's Collective. 35th Anniversary Edition. 2011. Touchstone Books. ISBN# 978-1-4391-9066-1. (Cost: $17.07 New -- $9.29 Used)
REQUIRED: Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in America by Tone, A. 1st Edition. 2001. New York: Hill and Wang. ISBN# 0809038161. (Cost: $29.00 New -- $21.75 Used)
REQUIRED: Killing the Black Body; Race, Reprocution, and the Meaning of Liberty by Roberst, D. 1st Edition. 1998. New York: Pantheon. ISBN# 0679758690. (Cost: $15.95 New -- $12.00 Used)
NOTE: Textbook prices are based on new book cost information received from the NC State Bookstores.
Tuition & Fees
Please visit https://online-distance.ncsu.edu/cost/ for information on distance education tuition and fees.
There may be additional fees associated with student identity verification for students who take remotely proctored exams.
Dr Ashley Paige Simons-Rudolph