This course introduce students to the main concepts of the public health field and the critical links between global health and social and economic development. Students will explore the history, politics, and social justice issues in S. Africa history that are central to health and development. Although the course will cover concepts and framework, it will also be very practical in orientation through hands-on experiences throughout several locations in S. Africa.
The medical, psychosocial, cultural, political, ethical, and economic aspects of various global health issues will be addressed through lectures, interactive class sessions, student presentations, media/film, writing assignments, field tours, and service learning experiences with a special focus on the health of S. Africa.
Pre-Req 461: ENG 102; CH 201 or CH 202 or CH 203; and Jr or Sr standing.
Pre Req 494: CHS 345R; senior standing
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