Healthcare Today Engaged Living Furman UniversityLearn about various aspects of the healthcare industry. Consider the major challenges and issues facing patients, providers, and communities while examining the roles and responsibilities of different healthcare professionals. Learn how to develop the skills and competencies required to be a successful member of a healthcare team.


Fall: Select from one of the following two healthcare focused seminars:

FYW 1108: Evaluating Scientific Claims in the Media (which fulfills the first-year writing intensive seminar graduation requirement) helps students read scientific claims related to health and medical issues. Use a variety of sources to evaluate claims, develop an informed opinion about the veracity of the original claim, and examine claims in the laboratory.

FYW 1176: Curses, Cures, and Clinics
(which fulfills the first-year writing intensive seminar graduation requirement) examines the sociological dimensions of health, illness, and healing in different parts of the world. Investigate social epidemiology (i.e. HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria), cultural dimensions, and NGO's in promoting health.

Participate in coordinated field visits to local healthcare facilities to gain a greater insight into how the healthcare system works, learning firsthand from local and national healthcare experts. Organizations may include the Greenville Health System, The Hawkins Foundation, National Healthcare Corporation, and Greenwood Genetics. ​​

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