INTS 375: Special Topics

INTS 375-DL1: Health, Medicine & Society
(Fall 2019)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM R

Robinson Hall B442 - Hybrid

Section Information for Fall 2019

This hybrid course offers an introductory approach to understanding and exploring the interrelationship of health, medicine and society using systems thinking frameworks and human-centered design tools.

Systems-thinking is a mindset that is grounded in the reality that we live in webs of interdependence between social, cultural, economic, environmental linkages: environmental changes impact disease emergence, malnutrition, and diarrheal disease; decision-making related to food and nutrition is influenced by where people live and household power dynamics; obesity and the opioid epidemic have multiple causes and require multiple solutions; access to early childhood education can be impeded by a family’s immigration status.

Using principles of systems-thinking, application of design-thinking tools, and drawing from actual systems-thinking designs from the instructor’s work and other guest presenters, students will create their own design challenge document to address or solve a school, work, or community health, education, or social challenge.

INTS 375 DL1 is a hybrid course that meets on campus once a week and requires addition online coursework.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-18

Studies topics of special interest to undergraduates. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture

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