Global Health Focus in Guadalajara
Students interested in focusing in Global Health while studying in Guadalajara have a wide range of options, both in coursework and internship possibilities.
Students will choose 2 courses focused in Global Health and one internship site. All students take Public Health and the Writing for Linguistic and Cultural Competence course.
Required UdeG course:
SOAN Public Health
(TS263 Salud pública) Syllabus in Spanish
This course teaches the basic elements of public health and the responses to public health issues by institutions and the community. Students will be able to research and analyze the determinant factors of health-disease processes, evaluate and participate, though an interdisciplinary viewpoint, the promotion, education and preservation of health. And, promote commitments to community involvement and thereby achieve the basis for developing a comprehensive professional practice.
The following courses are offered within the regular classes of the Universidad de Guadalajara. Middlebury College makes no guarantee that a particular class will be offered during a specific semester.
SOAN Crisis Intervention
(TS290 Intervención en crisis) Syllabus in Spanish
The Social Worker works with crises on different levels, individual, couples, family and/or in communities. Therefore, this course teaches basic theory and practice to contribute to the students’ specific academic focus. Students will identify fundamental characteristics of the stages of crisis, typology and global strategy in order to be able to adequately intervene professionally.
SOAN Death and Dying
(TS280 Algología y tantología) Syllabus in Spanish
Thanatology is the interdisciplinary study of death and dying. This course focuses on the methods for diminishing physical and psychological suffering related to terminal illnesses, along with the worry and suffering of family members. The class deals with not only morbidity but also survivors.
Note from Della: This course could be of special interest to students studying in Mexico due to the very specific Mexican culture of death.
GEOG Geography of Health
(Geografia de la salud) Syllabus in Spanish
This course offers an overview of the different themes and theoretical and practical elements of Epidemiology, Public Health and Health Geography. Graduates of this course will be able to identify the usefulness of the geography of health in the environmental, social and institutional context. Students will differentiate between the spatial and temporal distribution of health-disease process in different contexts and groups. They will recognize environmental risk factors and use social and diagnostic techniques to identify groups at risk. Finally students will apply the principles of epidemiological surveillance for the promotion of information and the prevention and control of disease in professional practice.
SOAN Health Related Social Intervention Project 1
(TS300 Proyecto de intervención social en el ambito salud I) Syllabus in Spanish
Students will integrate theoretical, methodological and multidisciplinary knowledge within a holistic approach to the health of a person. They will learn to facilitate the presentation of service through diagnostic intervention, planning, activities and evaluation with efficiency, quality and warmth, while fortifying curricular competencies: research, planning, systematization, efforts and interventions in the real world. This course is related to other subjects in the area of health, public health, study of death, sexuality, crisis intervention, etc., as well as models and levels of intervention and introduction in the area of Social Work. This course promotes research in internships.
SOAN Human Sexuality
(TS213 Sexualidad humana) Syllabus in Spanish
This class will provide students with integral knowledge of sexuality which complements biological, psychological, socio-cultural and spiritual aspects allowing for the review of the whole person as well as the significance and experience of others with whom the person has personal and professional relationships.
INTL Migratory Processes Prof. Ofelia Woo
(EI 253 Procesos migratorios) Syllabus
The object of this course is to offer students diverse case studies on international migration as well as social process, covering the different dimensions of the same, such as: economy, politics, society and culture.
Student comment: "This was the class most like a Middlebury class, the lectures were interesting and pertinent, Ofelia Woo is an expert on the topic of migration and she really wants to share her knowledge with her students."
SOAN Poverty Studies Prof. Morales
(TS276 Estudios de pobreza) Syllabus in Spanish
This course covers discussions of the major models that determine social politics and well-being in Mexico, Latin America and other regions. The course is especially focused on measurements of poverty in Mexico, and discussions of social politics, inequality and poverty theories. There will be a review of Latin American studies related to the economics of social politics and poverty. Discussion themes include employment and poverty, as well as problems in rural areas and migration.
Student comments: “I liked this class and I learned a lot”, “There is a lot of focus on economics, specifically in Latin America and Mexico.”
SOAN Social Security
(TS211 Seguridad social) Syllabus in Spanish
This course will teach the basic elements which identify social security as an instrument of the social politics of the State. Social Security should contribute to human dignity, equality and social justice, guaranteeing peace and social cohesion. Also, students will use a theoretical base in relation to the complexity of this phenomenon, in which intervening economic, social, political, demographic and political factors dictate to large financial organizations and impact the recession or development of the state.
SOAN Society and Political Power Dr. José Igor Israel Gonzalez Aguirre
The latest research of power studies relates to the construction of subjectivity, the structure of society and the ways in which power is distributed and experienced. Studies focus on how it is exercised and the (new) places it concentrates. In this sense, the large scale transformation which traverses the contemporary world highlights the growing need to involve multidisciplinary focuses and innovative perspectives which permit comprehension and (re)consideration of the different lines which intervene and the ruptures and approaches in the space between individuals, society and political power.
Student comments: “…one of my favorite classes”, “There were really good discussions in class”
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