Nursing: Contemporary Healers (Option 2)

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David Dwyer and Theresa Dachel

for students advised by the School of Nursing

Health Care Systems: Interdisciplinary Approach
Lecture 1, 4:00–4:50 M; Discussion 302, 6:00–6:50 M
Bodies, Diseases, and Healers: An Introduction to the History of Medicine
Lecture 1, 9:55–10:45 MW; Discussion 305, 3:30–4:20 R
Problems of American Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Lecture 2, 1:20–2:10 MWF; Discussion 322, 9:55–10:45 R

This FIG will take an interdisciplinary approach to examining current issues in health care and the delivery of care in various settings to diverse populations. Nursing 105: “Health Care Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach” will focus on factors affecting health and the value placed on health, the delivery of health care in different settings, and the roles of various professionals in the healthcare system.

Medical History and Bioethics 212: “Bodies, Diseases, and Healers: An Introduction to the History of Medicine” — A survey of different conceptions of how the body as a site of sickness has been understood from Antiquity to contemporary medicine. Includes consideration of the origins and evolution of public health, the changing social role of healers, and the emergence of the modern “standardized” body in health and illness.

Sociology 134: “Problems of American Racial and Ethnic Minorities” — The nature of intergroup relations; emphasis on various forms of racism, discrimination, and white privilege; historical background and characteristics of American Indians, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; a consideration of economic, housing, political, legal, educational, familial, and health challenges faced by minority groups in U.S. society.

This FIG is designed for students considering an application to the Nursing Program in the School of Nursing; courses in this FIG have been carefully selected to fulfill requirements for the Nursing Program. Acceptance into the School of Nursing is dependent on a number of factors including completion of specific courses and meeting minimum grade-point average requirements. If you are interested in this academic path, please meet with an advisor from the School of Nursing to get full information.