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Spring Break Away 2018 Geneva, Switzerland and Lyon, France

Course: HLTS 200B: Disparities in Healthcare

[Satisfies Core Theme Area: Social Justice]


The Disparities in Healthcare is a 3 credit, 200-level course offered within the School of Health Sciences. The course provides a broad introduction into cultural themes of health, provides a broad introduction into cultural themes of health, illness and healthcare by critically reviewing existing social inequalities and cultural perspectives. While biological explanations for health and disease are considered in this course, the class materials focus on health consequences of geography, socioeconomic status, environment, race, religion, and gender.

The travel during spring break to Geneva, Switzerland will expose students to efforts geared towards eliminating world-wide health disparities. Students will visit the European headquarters of the United Nations, the International Red Cross, and the High Commission for Refugees. These three international authorities play pivotal roles in human rights and in advocating greater access to quality healthcare. While in Geneva we will also tour Reformation Park and see where the Geneva Convention was signed. We will be staying in Lyon, France which is the second largest city in France and visiting the Basilique De Notre Dame, St. Jean Cathedral and an ancient Roman Theatre. Travel back and forth between Lyon, France and Geneva, Switzerland will be via high speed train through the Swiss Alps.

Professor: Dr. Bridget Calhoun 

Prerequisites: None

Max enrollment: 20 students

More information: Dr. Calhoun, 422 Rangos

Class Time: M/W 3:05 - 4:20 p.m.

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