HST 104 - Health for Haiti
Students will explore the dynamics between poverty and healthcare, address specific health-related needs of Haitian people, and learn historical, cultural, economic, political and spiritual aspects of Haiti. Students will engage in service projects at orphanages, hospitals, health clinics and food distribution centers in Haiti. Specific service projects will be designed based on the pre-existing skills of the students and the most pressing community needs as identified by our partners in Haiti. The course will foster fellowship and cultural humility, provide humanitarian assistance to the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and prepare students to participate in a 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:
1. Demonstrate increased understanding of personal social values.
2. Demonstrate enhanced civic responsibility that can be applied on a local and global level.
3. Demonstrate enhanced reflective writing skills.
4. Have acquired practical experience in applying health or general science skills including:
- Interaction with Haitian children in hospitalized and orphanage settings
- Packaging and distribution of food
- Assist at health clinics
- Provide personal hygiene instructions
- Provide water purification instructions
- Assist in sustainability efforts in farming and animal husbandry
- Provide social interactions with orphans during recreational outings
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