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300.868.11 SS/R: Public Health in Film and Television

Health Policy and Management
Summer Inst. term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
East Baltimore
Tue 06/03/2014 - Thu 06/12/2014
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 5:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Pamela Davis
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the ways in which film and television educate the public about public health topics
  2. Analyze film and television by content, point of view, accuracy, tone, style, cinematography, and use of music and images
  3. 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%).

Instructor Consent:

No consent required