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Fall 2024  |  CSPH 5111 Section 001: Cultural Ways of Thinking about Health (32069)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
jr or sr or grad student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/20/2024
Fri 01:00PM - 05:00PM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms NOROOMREQD
 
09/27/2024
Fri 01:00PM - 05:00PM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms NOROOMREQD
 
10/11/2024
Fri 01:00PM - 05:00PM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms NOROOMREQD
 
10/25/2024
Fri 01:00PM - 05:00PM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms NOROOMREQD
 
11/08/2024
Fri 01:00PM - 05:00PM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms NOROOMREQD
 
09/03/2024 - 12/11/2024
Off Campus
UMN ONLINE-HYB
Enrollment Status:
Open (3 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Ideas and approaches to health, healing, and well-being can differ significantly in today's diverse, complex and multi-cultural society. This course offers you the opportunity to step into different cultural communities beyond campus as they work to create health and reclaim vitality. In this hybrid class, you select from a menu of in-person, experiential, micro-immersion field trip opportunities offered during the semester. The in-person, experiential dimension of this class asks you to select a minimum of 20 in-person hours from the field trips and volunteer opportunities over the course of the semester. This in-person dimension builds your capacity to appreciate culturally different understandings of health and approaches to healing. Your experiential learning during the semester is supported by asynchronous readings and assignments as laid out in the Canvas site. The field trips are in-person events giving you first-hand experiential glimpses designed to help you "gain a feel" for culturally different systems of knowledge and value outlooks. These in-person experiences also give you a different standpoint from which to reflect back upon your own ideas of health through critical thinking and reflection. This work helps you to better recognize the culture you carry with you as you step into intercultural spaces. You will learn to better "see" what is often hidden in plain sight; what you have taken for granted as true; what you had not questioned. I ask you to challenge your own thinking and better recognize the culture you carry in your thinking as you experience culturally different systems of thought. This points to the critical self-reflection and cultural self-study work of the class. You will also apply this examination to the professional fields of your interest, sharing your insights with learners in other professions, bringing together interdisciplinary and intercultural learning. prereq: jr, sr, grad, or instr consent
Class Notes:
This class meets partially online, with 20 hours of required in person field trip experiences, chosen from those listed for Sept 20, Sept 27, Oct 11, Oct 25, and Nov 8. In addition to those options, there is an alternate option to attend a weekend field trip to White Earth reservation Sept 6-8 to meet 16 of the required 20 hours. Individually arranged options also exist. More details will be provided in the course syllabus. z.umn.edu/csph5111
Class Description:
CSPH 5111 "Ways of Thinking About Health" offers students a rare opportunity to explore diverse cultural contexts through field-trip immersion experiences. In this course, we will explore fundamental aspects of several different health-care systems, including Indigenous North American Medicine, Vedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and biomedicine. The field-trip learning serves as a micro-cultural immersion experience for the purpose of helping students to understand different worldviews and systems of knowledge that do not correspond to a scientific model. The course is based upon the idea that thinking about different worldviews and healing systems from a detached, survey perspective is a quite different matter than thinking critically within the system being explored to attain deeper learning. Each field trip experience will be followed by a writing assignment, where the student will write on a health care issue of their choice, but from within the perspective of the system being studied. This approach is designed to allow each student the maximum opportunity to explore, experience, appreciate and articulate the cultural diversity in ways of thinking about health.
Grading:
70% Reflection Papers
30% In-class Presentations
Class Format:
20% Lecture
30% Discussion
50% Field Trips
Workload:
4 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/32069/1249
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 June 2012

Fall 2022  |  CSPH 5111 Section 001: Ways of Thinking about Health (32975)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
jr or sr or grad student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2022 - 12/14/2022
Wed 02:30PM - 04:10PM
UMTC, East Bank
Malcolm Moos Health Sci Tower 2-520
Enrollment Status:
Open (7 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course is your opportunity to examine, challenge and critically reflect upon your thinking about health. The class meets in a hybrid model that includes in-person, field-trip "micro-immersion experience" to explore different understandings of health through visits to cultural communities. We include with field trips virtual experiential glimpses into fundamentally different systems of knowledge often conflicting with the scientific/professional models emphasized in many professional fields on campus. Frameworks for critical thinking, critical self-reflection, cultural self-study, intellectual virtues and supplemental readings are offered to support your effort to step into culturally different knowledge systems and mental models of health and well-being. These frames and approaches offer you a mirror through which your own perspective, thinking and background assumptions of health become more visible and explicit. I ask you to challenge your own thinking and better recognize the culture you carry in your thinking as you attempt to inhabit different cognitive worlds. You will also apply this examination to the professional fields of your interest, sharing your insights with learners in other professions. In this way, we bring together interdisciplinary and intercultural learning. On the dates that we meet virtually, our goal is to create a space that encourages us to share with sincerity our thoughts and emerging insights with one another in Zoom conversations. The synchronous Zoom sessions allow you to benefit from each other's personal and professional take on the immersion experiences as you develop your philosophy, narrative and understanding of health. prereq: jr, sr, grad, or instr consent
Class Notes:
This class is hybrid, with some of the scheduled class meetings offered virtually and in person. Students can expect to meet virtually at least five times during the semester. Virtual meeting dates will be provided in the course syllabus. z.umn.edu/csph51111
Class Description:
CSPH 5111 "Ways of Thinking About Health" offers students a rare opportunity to explore diverse cultural contexts through field-trip immersion experiences. In this course, we will explore fundamental aspects of several different health-care systems, including Indigenous North American Medicine, Vedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and biomedicine. The field-trip learning serves as a micro-cultural immersion experience for the purpose of helping students to understand different worldviews and systems of knowledge that do not correspond to a scientific model. The course is based upon the idea that thinking about different worldviews and healing systems from a detached, survey perspective is a quite different matter than thinking critically within the system being explored to attain deeper learning. Each field trip experience will be followed by a writing assignment, where the student will write on a health care issue of their choice, but from within the perspective of the system being studied. This approach is designed to allow each student the maximum opportunity to explore, experience, appreciate and articulate the cultural diversity in ways of thinking about health.
Grading:
70% Reflection Papers
30% In-class Presentations
Class Format:
20% Lecture
30% Discussion
50% Field Trips
Workload:
4 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/32975/1229
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 June 2012

Fall 2020  |  CSPH 5111 Section 001: Ways of Thinking about Health (25567)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
jr or sr or grad student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/09/2020
Wed 02:30PM - 04:10PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
 
09/16/2020
Wed 02:30PM - 04:10PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
 
10/07/2020
Wed 02:30PM - 04:10PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
 
10/28/2020
Wed 02:30PM - 04:10PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
 
11/11/2020
Wed 02:30PM - 04:10PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
 
12/09/2020
Wed 02:30PM - 04:10PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
 
12/16/2020
Wed 02:30PM - 04:10PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
 
09/08/2020 - 12/16/2020
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (8 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Cultural contexts explored through field-trip immersion experiences. Aspects of different health care systems. Indigenous North American, Vedic, traditional Chinese, biomedicine. Writing assignment. prereq: [Jr, Sr, or grad student standing], instr consent
Class Notes:
This course will be delivered in a remote format for Fall 2020. Course meets online for the full regular Fall session, with synchronous meetings requiring students/instructors to be online at the same time on Sept 9, Sept 16, October 7, 28, November 11, Dec 9 and 16 (2:30-5:15pm). 100% of instruction is online with no in-person meetings. If a final exam is required, it will also be delivered online. http://z.umn.edu/CSPH5111
Class Description:
CSPH 5111 "Ways of Thinking About Health" offers students a rare opportunity to explore diverse cultural contexts through field-trip immersion experiences. In this course, we will explore fundamental aspects of several different health-care systems, including Indigenous North American Medicine, Vedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and biomedicine. The field-trip learning serves as a micro-cultural immersion experience for the purpose of helping students to understand different worldviews and systems of knowledge that do not correspond to a scientific model. The course is based upon the idea that thinking about different worldviews and healing systems from a detached, survey perspective is a quite different matter than thinking critically within the system being explored to attain deeper learning. Each field trip experience will be followed by a writing assignment, where the student will write on a health care issue of their choice, but from within the perspective of the system being studied. This approach is designed to allow each student the maximum opportunity to explore, experience, appreciate and articulate the cultural diversity in ways of thinking about health.
Grading:
70% Reflection Papers
30% In-class Presentations
Class Format:
20% Lecture
30% Discussion
50% Field Trips
Workload:
4 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25567/1209
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 June 2012

Fall 2019  |  CSPH 5111 Section 001: Ways of Thinking about Health (13883)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2019 - 12/11/2019
Wed 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Malcolm Moos Health Sci Tower 2-580
Enrollment Status:
Open (12 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Cultural contexts explored through field-trip immersion experiences. Aspects of different health care systems. Indigenous North American, Vedic, traditional Chinese, biomedicine. Writing assignment. prereq: [Jr, Sr, or grad student standing], instr consent
Class Notes:
For permission numbers, contact Christina Owen at csh-academics@umn.edu. http://z.umn.edu/CSPH5111
Class Description:
CSPH 5111 "Ways of Thinking About Health" offers students a rare opportunity to explore diverse cultural contexts through field-trip immersion experiences. In this course, we will explore fundamental aspects of several different health-care systems, including Indigenous North American Medicine, Vedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and biomedicine. The field-trip learning serves as a micro-cultural immersion experience for the purpose of helping students to understand different worldviews and systems of knowledge that do not correspond to a scientific model. The course is based upon the idea that thinking about different worldviews and healing systems from a detached, survey perspective is a quite different matter than thinking critically within the system being explored to attain deeper learning. Each field trip experience will be followed by a writing assignment, where the student will write on a health care issue of their choice, but from within the perspective of the system being studied. This approach is designed to allow each student the maximum opportunity to explore, experience, appreciate and articulate the cultural diversity in ways of thinking about health.
Grading:
70% Reflection Papers
30% In-class Presentations
Class Format:
20% Lecture
30% Discussion
50% Field Trips
Workload:
4 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/13883/1199
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 June 2012

Fall 2018  |  CSPH 5111 Section 001: Ways of Thinking about Health (13911)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/04/2018 - 12/12/2018
Wed 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Weaver-Densford Hall W2-110
Enrollment Status:
Open (9 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Cultural contexts explored through field-trip immersion experiences. Aspects of different health care systems. Indigenous North American, Vedic, traditional Chinese, biomedicine. Writing assignment. prereq: [Jr, Sr, or grad student standing], instr consent
Class Notes:
For permission numbers, contact Christina Owen at clowen@umn.edu. http://z.umn.edu/CSPH5111
Class Description:
CSPH 5111 "Ways of Thinking About Health" offers students a rare opportunity to explore diverse cultural contexts through field-trip immersion experiences. In this course, we will explore fundamental aspects of several different health-care systems, including Indigenous North American Medicine, Vedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and biomedicine. The field-trip learning serves as a micro-cultural immersion experience for the purpose of helping students to understand different worldviews and systems of knowledge that do not correspond to a scientific model. The course is based upon the idea that thinking about different worldviews and healing systems from a detached, survey perspective is a quite different matter than thinking critically within the system being explored to attain deeper learning. Each field trip experience will be followed by a writing assignment, where the student will write on a health care issue of their choice, but from within the perspective of the system being studied. This approach is designed to allow each student the maximum opportunity to explore, experience, appreciate and articulate the cultural diversity in ways of thinking about health.
Grading:
70% Reflection Papers
30% In-class Presentations
Class Format:
20% Lecture
30% Discussion
50% Field Trips
Workload:
4 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/13911/1189
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 June 2012

Fall 2017  |  CSPH 5111 Section 001: Ways of Thinking about Health (10671)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Wed 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Malcolm Moos Health Sci Tower 2-118
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Cultural contexts explored through field-trip immersion experiences. Aspects of different health care systems. Indigenous North American, Vedic, traditional Chinese, biomedicine. Writing assignment. prereq: [Jr, Sr, or grad student standing], instr consent
Class Notes:
http://z.umn.edu/CSPH5111 If you are prompted for a permission number please contact fider002@umn.edu On several occasions the scheduled class time will be re-formed into field trips and on-site learning experiences. The first field trip will be to White Earth Indian Reservation. Other trips include American Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Dream of Wild Health, Midtown Global Market among others. While attendance is not mandatory, the experiential learning afforded by these field trips is highly valued by students and is a centerpiece of the course.
Class Description:
CSPH 5111 "Ways of Thinking About Health" offers students a rare opportunity to explore diverse cultural contexts through field-trip immersion experiences. In this course, we will explore fundamental aspects of several different health-care systems, including Indigenous North American Medicine, Vedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and biomedicine. The field-trip learning serves as a micro-cultural immersion experience for the purpose of helping students to understand different worldviews and systems of knowledge that do not correspond to a scientific model. The course is based upon the idea that thinking about different worldviews and healing systems from a detached, survey perspective is a quite different matter than thinking critically within the system being explored to attain deeper learning. Each field trip experience will be followed by a writing assignment, where the student will write on a health care issue of their choice, but from within the perspective of the system being studied. This approach is designed to allow each student the maximum opportunity to explore, experience, appreciate and articulate the cultural diversity in ways of thinking about health.
Grading:
70% Reflection Papers
30% In-class Presentations
Class Format:
20% Lecture
30% Discussion
50% Field Trips
Workload:
4 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/10671/1179
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 June 2012

Fall 2016  |  CSPH 5111 Section 001: Ways of Thinking about Health (10740)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Wed 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Weaver-Densford Hall W2-110
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Cultural contexts explored through field-trip immersion experiences. Aspects of different health care systems. Indigenous North American, Vedic, traditional Chinese, biomedicine. Writing assignment. prereq: [Jr, Sr, or grad student standing], instr consent
Class Notes:
http://z.umn.edu/CSPH5111 If you are prompted for a permission number please contact fider002@umn.edu. On several occasions the scheduled class time will be re-formed into field trips and on-site learning experiences. The first field trip will be to White Earth Indian Reservation. Other trips include American Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Dream of Wild Health, Midtown Global Market among others. While attendance is not mandatory, the experiential learning afforded by these field trips is highly valued by students and is a centerpiece of the course.
Class Description:
CSPH 5111 "Ways of Thinking About Health" offers students a rare opportunity to explore diverse cultural contexts through field-trip immersion experiences. In this course, we will explore fundamental aspects of several different health-care systems, including Indigenous North American Medicine, Vedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and biomedicine. The field-trip learning serves as a micro-cultural immersion experience for the purpose of helping students to understand different worldviews and systems of knowledge that do not correspond to a scientific model. The course is based upon the idea that thinking about different worldviews and healing systems from a detached, survey perspective is a quite different matter than thinking critically within the system being explored to attain deeper learning. Each field trip experience will be followed by a writing assignment, where the student will write on a health care issue of their choice, but from within the perspective of the system being studied. This approach is designed to allow each student the maximum opportunity to explore, experience, appreciate and articulate the cultural diversity in ways of thinking about health.
Grading:
70% Reflection Papers
30% In-class Presentations
Class Format:
20% Lecture
30% Discussion
50% Field Trips
Workload:
4 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/10740/1169
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 June 2012

Fall 2015  |  CSPH 5111 Section 001: Ways of Thinking about Health (14230)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Wed 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Malcolm Moos Health Sci Tower 1-430
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Cultural contexts explored through field-trip immersion experiences. Aspects of different health care systems. Indigenous North American, Vedic, traditional Chinese, biomedicine. Writing assignment. prereq: [Jr, Sr, or grad student standing], instr consent
Class Notes:
If you are prompted for a permission number please contact fider002@umn.edu. On several occasions the scheduled class time will be re-formed into field trips and on-site learning experiences. The first field trip will be to White Earth Indian Reservation. Other trips include American Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Dream of Wild Health, Midtown Global Market among others. While attendance is not mandatory, the experiential learning afforded by these field trips is highly valued by students and is a centerpiece of the course.
Class Description:
CSPH 5111 "Ways of Thinking About Health" offers students a rare opportunity to explore diverse cultural contexts through field-trip immersion experiences. In this course, we will explore fundamental aspects of several different health-care systems, including Indigenous North American Medicine, Vedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and biomedicine. The field-trip learning serves as a micro-cultural immersion experience for the purpose of helping students to understand different worldviews and systems of knowledge that do not correspond to a scientific model. The course is based upon the idea that thinking about different worldviews and healing systems from a detached, survey perspective is a quite different matter than thinking critically within the system being explored to attain deeper learning. Each field trip experience will be followed by a writing assignment, where the student will write on a health care issue of their choice, but from within the perspective of the system being studied. This approach is designed to allow each student the maximum opportunity to explore, experience, appreciate and articulate the cultural diversity in ways of thinking about health.
Grading:
70% Reflection Papers
30% In-class Presentations
Class Format:
20% Lecture
30% Discussion
50% Field Trips
Workload:
4 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/14230/1159
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 June 2012

Fall 2014  |  CSPH 5111 Section 001: Ways of Thinking about Health (14478)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Wed 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Weaver-Densford Hall W2-110
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Cultural contexts explored through field-trip immersion experiences. Aspects of different health care systems. Indigenous North American, Vedic, traditional Chinese, biomedicine. Writing assignment.
Class Notes:
If you are prompted for a permission number please contact fider002@umn.edu. On several occasions the scheduled class time will be re-formed into field trips and on-site learning experiences. The first field trip will be to White Earth Indian Reservation. Other trips include American Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Dream of Wild Health, Midtown Global Market among others. While attendance is not mandatory, the experiential learning afforded by these field trips is highly valued by students and is a centerpiece of the course.
Class Description:
CSPH 5111 "Ways of Thinking About Health" offers students a rare opportunity to explore diverse cultural contexts through field-trip immersion experiences. In this course, we will explore fundamental aspects of several different health-care systems, including Indigenous North American Medicine, Vedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and biomedicine. The field-trip learning serves as a micro-cultural immersion experience for the purpose of helping students to understand different worldviews and systems of knowledge that do not correspond to a scientific model. The course is based upon the idea that thinking about different worldviews and healing systems from a detached, survey perspective is a quite different matter than thinking critically within the system being explored to attain deeper learning. Each field trip experience will be followed by a writing assignment, where the student will write on a health care issue of their choice, but from within the perspective of the system being studied. This approach is designed to allow each student the maximum opportunity to explore, experience, appreciate and articulate the cultural diversity in ways of thinking about health.
Grading:
70% Reflection Papers
30% In-class Presentations
Class Format:
20% Lecture
30% Discussion
50% Field Trips
Workload:
4 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/14478/1149
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 June 2012

Fall 2013  |  CSPH 5111 Section 001: Ways of Thinking about Health (20299)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Wed 03:35PM - 06:30PM
UMTC, East Bank
Malcolm Moos Health Sci Tower 1-430
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Cultural contexts explored through field-trip immersion experiences. Aspects of different health care systems. Indigenous North American, Vedic, traditional Chinese, biomedicine. Writing assignment.
Class Notes:
On several occasions the scheduled class time will be re-formed into field trips and on-site learning experiences. The first field trip will be to White Earth Indian Reservation. Other trips include American Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Dream of Wild Health, Midtown Global Market among others. While attendance is not mandatory, the experiential learning afforded by these field trips is highly valued by students and is a centerpiece of the course.
Class Description:
CSPH 5111 "Ways of Thinking About Health" offers students a rare opportunity to explore diverse cultural contexts through field-trip immersion experiences. In this course, we will explore fundamental aspects of several different health-care systems, including Indigenous North American Medicine, Vedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and biomedicine. The field-trip learning serves as a micro-cultural immersion experience for the purpose of helping students to understand different worldviews and systems of knowledge that do not correspond to a scientific model. The course is based upon the idea that thinking about different worldviews and healing systems from a detached, survey perspective is a quite different matter than thinking critically within the system being explored to attain deeper learning. Each field trip experience will be followed by a writing assignment, where the student will write on a health care issue of their choice, but from within the perspective of the system being studied. This approach is designed to allow each student the maximum opportunity to explore, experience, appreciate and articulate the cultural diversity in ways of thinking about health.
Grading:
70% Reflection Papers
30% In-class Presentations
Class Format:
20% Lecture
30% Discussion
50% Field Trips
Workload:
4 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/20299/1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 June 2012

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