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  • Locations: Virtual, International
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Non-IILE applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 01/21/2022
Rolling Admission 01/31/2022 05/24/2022

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Admission is competitive and space is limited. Students are encouraged to apply in advance of our application deadlines.

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Program Description:
Centuries ago, a radical shift in attitudes and norms concerning sexual, reproductive and family life began spreading from one society to another.  Scholars call it the Demographic Transition, narrowly defined as a progressive reduction in the size of families and an increase in the survival of children, but its causes and consequences included political turmoil, personal and romantic upheavals, intellectual and artistic movements, the spread of diseases like syphilis and AIDS and new ideas about self and identity.

This Open Society University Network course will explore how individuals, groups and governments have responded, and continue to respond, to these changes through policy and social movements related to population growth, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, sex work and sex trafficking, maternal mortality, abortion, gender violence and other issues.  The role of historical context, including the Industrial Revolution, the Cold War, the decolonization of the developing world and the Global War on Terror will be emphasized.

Course Days and Times
Thursday 09:10-11:30 (New York Time). 15:10-17:30 (Vienna Time). 

Helen Epstein

Course Level

4 US / 8 ECTS

OSUN Partner Offering Course
Bard College Annandale (ANN)


This program is currently not accepting applications.