Jan 21, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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WAM-3060 Healing All Wounds: Global Humanitarian Aid and Warzone Medicine

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): SOC-1040  or SOC-3080  or Permission of Instrauctor
Blurring the boundaries of allopathic and alternative medicine, of traditional and culture, and of personal beliefs, religions and war, this course takes students through the warzones of Iraq and Afghanistan and through the danger zones of Africa and Haiti on a global journey to heal all wounds.  Students will examine the impact of cultural ethnocentrism.  Is there a “right” way to treat the trauma of war and disaster?  Students will learn how social stereotype of race, gender, and class across global nations may influence who is treated and what type of medicine is used to heal trauma.  Students will explore their own fears, feelings and personal beliefs as they witness international healing and aid work through readings and visual media on controversial ethical issues on war, religion, class, race, gender, society and medicine for healing. Fall semesters



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