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Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Pamela Davis
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:

Uses film and television to examine and question the public health cultural landscape in society. Explores a range of current public health research, policy, and practice topics. Each session involves watching film and television excerpts coupled with a brief overview of the public health issue and class discussion.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the ways in which film and television educate the public about public health topics
Analyze film and television by content, point of view, accuracy, tone, style, cinematography, and use of music and images
Understand the scientific, ethical, and political implications of the portrayal of public health issues in film and television

Methods of Assessment: Students are required to complete readings and journal entries to supplement the in-class sessions. This course will be evaluated based on class participate (20%), journal entries (20%), and a final course reflection paper (60%).
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tue 06/03/2014 - Thu 06/12/2014
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 5:30
  • Thursday 1:30 - 5:30
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2015-2016