INTS 375: Special Topics

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

Online

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.

Topic Varies

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.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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