Learn 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