The study of health in a global context is one of the fastest growing college majors, and global health is one of the major challenges of our time. This interdisciplinary, project-based course introduces students to the complex political, economic, and medical forces that impact the health inequity and expected lifespan of various human populations. Students explore health care disparities, infant mortality, epidemiology, infectious disease transmission and prevention, health care reform and global health initiatives. By the end of this course, students will understand the multifaceted challenges that organizations like the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are trying to solve.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
“In this course I was inspired by how much I now feel like I need to help solve problems of global health. I learned that global health problems are more prevalent in places with less wealth and less resources. I would one day like to help solve this issue…I saw myself grow in my researching abilities. Because of how much research we had to do in this course, I feel like I have grown in my ability to summarize the information I find, and cut to the point faster when I summarize it.”
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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Examples of signature activities and projects for this course are:
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SECOND SEMESTER?
Students wishing to pursue a global health project may enroll in the course for the full year. For students continuing into Semester II, the course shifts into personalized, project-based work, where students engage in deep, sustained inquiry; authentic and iterative research; critical analysis; and rigorous reflection, revision, and assessment as they journey through a self-designed, long-term activism, design, or research project on the topic of their choosing. Guided by a One Schoolhouse teacher, students pursue individual study/self-assessment or collaborative seminar/peer-review. Pathway options from which students choose include:
Upon completion of their inquiry-driven project, students will have gained academic maturity and expanded their ability to engage in a diverse and changing world. They will be able to draw and defend conclusions from theoretical underpinnings, contextual background, and mathematical analysis or source evaluation. Finally, they will have created and tested something useful of their own design or will be able to defend a position based on their own research.
This course is approved by the NCAA.
One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
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