Course description

This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

This course of study offers students an academically sound systematic approach to shadowing through the use of ethnographic methods and experiential learning theory with a focus on the social determinants of health. Students will gain insights into the 21st century's central components of medical practice and culture, patient and physician diversity, the communicative processes involved in crossing cultural boundaries, and the social determinants of health. Students use the provided textual sources to orient themselves, take turns reporting and discussing chosen content during seminars, and putting into practice what they have learned by using social media sources for carrying out an ethnographic enquiry into COVID-19 and the social determinants of health. Exposure to the use of ethnographic methods enables premeds to grasp the skills required in medical practice in their curative work and its relationship to the social determinants of health as the root causes of illnesses.


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Previously offered classes

The HE 4080 101-SEM section of this course has been canceled.

Summer 2020: Online course

Section ID:HE 4080 102-SEM
Class dates:June 1-July 24, 2020
Due date:Friday July 24, 1 PM - 5 PM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:R 1 PM - 5 PM / Other, Off-Campus
Mode of instruction:Synchronous distance learning
Instructor:Beck, S. (sb43)
Max. enroll:80
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.