Oct 22, 2020
BIO 104 - Health for Haiti
Students will use a scientific approach to explore dynamics between health care, education, and poverty, while engaging in experiential service learning in Haiti. Classes will introduce students to scientific methods as well as the history, culture, economic, political, and spiritual aspects of Haiti. Students will apply scientific concepts and models while engaging in diverse service projects in urban and rural communities. Partner needs and students' preexisting skills will determine specific service projects. The course is designed to foster fellowship, provide humanitarian assistance, enhance civic responsibility, develop scientific, critical thinking and reflection skills required for participation in our dynamic, global world.
1 Class Hour, 6 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical reflection about how own attitudes and beliefs are different from those of other cultures and communities.
- Demonstrate increased understanding of personal social values with reflective insights about the aims and accomplishments of one's actions.
- Demonstrate understanding of scientific methods for observation, hypothesis development, data collection and analysis, and evaluation of evidence.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific concepts and models by designing and engaging in hands-on activites in Haiti that will help improve overall health and quality of life in developing communities.
- Demonstrate civic engagement by integrating knowledge from their program of study and applying it on a practical level by producing a tangible product or program.
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