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University of Nevada, Reno —
Summer Study Tour to South Africa

CHS 461 (51010)/ CHS 661 (51011) The World's Health: Spotlight on South Africa Health

CHS 494 (51012) Field Studies in Public Health: Spotlight on South Africa Health

CHS 495 (51018)/ CHS 695 (51019) Special Problems in Public Health: Spotlight on South Africa Health

Dates TBA

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

Skyline of Johannesburg, South Africa

Class Notes:

  • Open only to students traveling to S. Africa. $500 non-refundable deposit must be paid to obtain permission to register in this program. Deposit is applied toward total program fee of $4,295. All fees are required to be paid in full by (date TBA). A portion of program fees may be used to pay hosting expenses.
  • $4,295 fee includes:  3 academic credits, accommodations in S. Africa, in country transportation, entrance fees to scheduled tours, and all associated program costs.
  • Participants are responsible for: Airfare to/from S. Africa, passport/visa fees, individual sightseeing & incidental expenses, and all meals.
  • Note: It is strongly recommended each student register for the Smart Travel Enrollment Program. A free service provided by the U.S. Dept. of State.