Readings

Readings are assigned online and in the course reader. Discussion questions related to each topic are also provided.

WEEK # Main TOPIC TOPICS READINGS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
1 General Introduction

What is HIV/AIDS? (Biological and Social)

History of HIV/AIDS

Its link to Poverty

Statistical tables (to give a broad overview of the scale of the epidemic)

Distribution of syllabus, readings and give an overview of what is expected in this course.

HIV/AIDS Statistics, January 16, 2005.

Basic Statistics (CDC), January 16, 2005.

An AIDS History, January 16, 2005

Science behind HIV/AIDS, January 16, 2005.

Map of Africa

What is the first image that comes to your mind when you think of Poverty?

What is the first image that comes to your mind when you think of HIV/AIDS? (Setting, people, time, lighting)

Why the countries were chosen? Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola and South Africa

2 HIV/AIDS

What are the causes of HIV/AIDS?

Prevention Techniques (Contraceptives etc.)

Education - how do you find about HIV/AIDS?

What is often overlooked? What don’t we teach people about AIDS?

Consequences of AIDS [work place discrimination and home/family impact]

What more can be done to prevent HIV/AIDS?

AIDS in:

- Sub-Saharan Africa 
- Zambia 
- Zimbabwe 
- Namibia 
- Botswana 
- Angola 
- South Africa 
Source, January 14, 2005

UNAIDS Report (News Article)

Why did AIDS move from America to Africa?

What issues affect AIDS?

AIDS Education

AIDS Legislature

Causes of AIDS (do they vary from Africa to America?)

3 Poverty

What is poverty?

Who is being affected by poverty?

What is absolute poverty? Definitions of other terms related to poverty.

What is being done to fight poverty?

What are the consequences of poverty?

Why are we not able to treat poverty the same way as we treat HIV/AIDS?

The Only Region Where Poverty Grows … (New Article)

World Bank Report on Poverty

Poverty in Africa

Poverty in America

Wider concept, but influenced by AIDS

4 Relation between HIV/AIDS and Poverty

How are HIV/AIDS and poverty related?

What issues are common to both of them?

How are they different?

Can improving one compromise the other?

Poverty, AIDS Graphs

Overview of the upcoming Country

HIV/AIDS and Poverty (PDF)

Influence of AIDS on Poverty

AIDS and Poverty in Africa (The Nation)

How is Poverty related to HIV/AIDS

Which one should be combated first?

Which one is easier to combat?

5 Zambia

What is the prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS?

History

People and Culture, Population Dynamics

Politics

Major Tourist Locations

Other Issues

What is the future of Zambia?

Zambia Country Profile

Zambia Poverty Profile

Zambia Country Profile

What can be done in Zambia? (guest speaker)

6 Zimbabwe

What is the prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS?

History

People and Culture, Population Dynamics

Politics

Major Tourist Locations

Other Issues

What is the future of Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe AIDS Profile

Zimbabwe Poverty Profile

Zimbabwe Country Profile

What can be done in Zimbabwe? (possible guest speaker)

7 Botswana

What is the prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS?

History

People and Culture, Population Dynamics

Politics

Major Tourist Locations

Other Issues

What is the future of Botswana?

Botswana AIDS Profile

Botswana - Is Rural Poverty part of the culture?

Botswana Country Profile

What can be done in Botswana? (possible guest speaker)

8 Namibia

What is the Prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS?

History

People and Culture, Population Dynamics

Politics

Major Tourist Locations

Other Issues

What is the Future of Namibia?

Namibia AIDS Profile

Namibia Poverty Profile

Namibia Country Profile

What can be done in Namibia?

9 Angola

What is the prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS?

History

People and Culture, Population Dynamics

Politics

Major Tourist Locations

Other Issues

What is the future of Angola and Zaire?

Angola AIDS Report

Angola World Bank Poverty Profile

Angola Country Profile

What can be done in Angola?

10 South Africa

What is the prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS?

History

People and Culture, Population Dynamics

Politics

Major Tourist Locations

Other Issues

What is the future of South Africa?

South Africa AIDS Report

Inequality and Poverty in South Africa

South Africa AIDS Report

What can be done in South Africa? (guest speaker)

11 Project

Introduction to Project

Issue Paper

Legislature and Legislative System in Zambia

Project Proposal

Project Proposal

Issue Paper

Project Proposal

Issue Paper (guest speaker)

12 Project

Project: Law Review Zambia [part 1]

The project involved coming up with legislature on HIV/AIDS in Zambia. What can be done? What should be included and what should be excluded?

Project Project (guest speaker)
13 Project

Project: Law Review Zambia [part 2]

The project involved coming up with legislature on HIV/AIDS in Zambia. What can be done? What should be included and what should be excluded?

Project Project (guest speaker)

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