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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOCW 316 - Child Welfare, Health Systems, and Social Justice in Jamaica

(3 S.H.)

This 3-credit travel study course will use a trans-cultural approach to learn about child welfare systems, with an emphasis on human rights, social justice and health systems in Jamaica and US. Trans-cultural understanding studies the values, beliefs and practices of groups of similar or different cultures. This international course will focus on the health care delivery and educational systems in Jamaica and the factors that influence the effectiveness of those systems. Students will have the opportunity to work in inter-professional teams to visit various types of healthcare, educational and human service institutions; provide health teaching; and perform service work. There will be an emphasis on resiliency and protective factors within individuals, families, and communities. In addition, the students will explore the role of history, economics, politics, religion, culture and social conditions as they frame contemporary issues surrounding health and education. Meets GOAL 8. Grade only. Offered as part of travel study program.

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