IHS 2290 - Global Health in Film & Theater
Using film and theater, students explore central themes within global health including ethics, cultural perspectives, poverty, local vs mass produced productions, and various health issues. Students analyze film and theatrical practices and how they are employed in public forums, in communicating ideas, in social change, and in expressing artistic and political perspectives. They discuss how film and theater can present complex and/or controversial issues, such as HIV/AIDS, rape, female genital mutilation (FGM), infectious diseases, and non-communicable disease and how presentation may vary by audience.This course makes the connections between the liberal arts, in this case film and theater, and clinical sciences.
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2FA
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Analyze films and plays by content, point of view, accuracy, tone, style, structure, cinematography, and use of music and images to impact audience perspective on global health issues.
- Demonstrate knowledge of various modes of theatrical performance across cultures and how they can be utilized to educate, discuss, introduce, create awareness, and/or affect behavioral changes.
- Describe the ways in which film, theater, and documentaries educate the public about important global health topics, such as HIV/AIDS, rape, FGM, infectious diseases, and non-communicable disease.
- Discuss the scientific, ethical, and political ramifications of global health topics covered in films, theater, and documentaries.
- Identify ways film can explain complex global health issues such as role of poverty, policies, culture, and gender roles.
- Reflect on how the films influence one’s perspective on a global health issue.
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