Feb 28, 2020  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts
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PH 305 - Medical Geography

4 credits
Medical Geography investigates the intersections of health and place.  The objectives of the course are to illuminate the importance of local knowledge for public health, to connect issues in health and wellbeing across scales, and to demonstrate the ways that geographic methods are relevant in health sciences, societal sciences, and policy arenas.  Exploring and uncovering the presence, persistence and sources of health inequalities within the U.S. and across countries involves a semester long discussion of the impact of identity, the state, and global organizations on individual, family and community health.  In order to link theory and practice, this course builds on the Community Based Learning (CBL) curriculum bu connecting students to community partners that work globally, nationally, and locally, and whose missions are to protect and promote human health and wellbeing.  Student coursework in medical Geography over the semester includes a minimum 18-20 hours of work that directly supports our community partners, which also involves some participation in off-campus activities. Same as: ESS 305 .  CLA-Breadth/Social Science, Breadth/Interdisciplinary, CLA- Community Based Learning, CLA-Diversity U.S. and international/Transnational



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