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. Students wishing to pursue a global health research or design project in Semester II may enroll in the Research/Design Seminar.
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 research or design project on the topic of their choosing. Guided by their One Schoolhouse teacher, students pursue individual study/self-assessment or collaborative seminar/peer-review. Pathway options from which students might choose include:
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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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