All program participants take two courses for a total of eight Emory credit hours. Courses are a combination of lecture, in-class discussion and participation, outside class activities and completed assignments as per the syllabi. Note: Classes will be t
- Paris, France
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- This new Human Health study abroad program will provide students with the opportunity to experience the historical milieu that has set the standard for modern health care. From the late 18th century to the early 20th century, Paris was the heart of scientific progress in health and established principles and approaches to modern medicine. Simultaneously, cultural expression of all things medical became a repeated theme, with anatomical depictions in art and sickness-embodied characters in novels and operas. Up until recent years, France has been heralded as a model for health and well-being.
This new program has been designed to provide students a perspective on how different cultural values and beliefs are critical underpinnings to human health. Activities and assignments aim to provoke students to consider the various aspects that influence well-being by virtue of the choices that people make each day. Students use published literature to test hypotheses in terms of their own daily experiences. One aim of the experience abroad focuses on diet and activity, for example, to draw attention to the small daily differences that may contribute to relatively different health outcomes, prompting students to consider their own choices and how powerful these behaviors are in determining well-being. Students explore local sites and activities as more than tourists, but rather as actively-engaged participants in their learning. The program aims to engage students in the culture through a deep focus of a deep problem, fundamental to everyone- their health. The program integrates rich cultural opportunities in Pairs into the fabric of the fundamental role that French science has played in how health is conceived and practiced today. France has a wealth of variability in terms of health, with distinctive neighborhoods that provide rich learning experiences. The program offers an integrated approach to health, crossing borders of traditional liberal arts departments.
All program participants take two courses for a total of eight Emory credit hours. Courses are a combination of lecture, in-class discussion and participation, outside class activities and completed assignments as per the syllabi. Note: Classes will be taught in English. For students competent in French, supplementary equivalent readings will be provided and your assignment will be to share this perspective in class. HEALTH 385/ANT 385: Special Topics in Human Health, Santé et bien-être, [Health and well-being] HEALTH 385: Special Topics in Human Health, Science, Disease Prevention and the State
The total cost of the program includes an academic fee and a program fee for room, partial board, and insurance.
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