In Spring 2024, Dr. Eric G. Bing’s Creating Global and Public Health Impact will return to offer students public health training and expertise in developing solutions for complex public challenges in real-world contexts. Students with a wide variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply . No health background or expertise is required.
The interdisciplinary course blends the social, biological, and management sciences with humanities and the arts. Through a series of real-world case studies, guest speakers, discussions and debates, students will understand the many reasons why some global and public health initiatives succeed in improving health, while others fail.
Students will be motivated to collaborate with others and think beyond traditional academic boundaries, learning to create sustainable change in communities. The course culminates in the Battle to Save Lives, a public case competition in which students advocate for solutions to a real-world problem faced by a local organization.
This course fulfills the following Common Curriculum Proficiencies & Experiences requirements: Human Diversity (HD), Community Engagement (CE), and Global Perspectives (GPS).
More information on the Spring 2024 course is available in the course flyer. Space in the course is limited, and instructor permission is required to enroll. Click here to apply. Note that this course is offered in alternating years.