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The capstone seminar provides concentrators with the opportunity to reflect upon and synthesize their experiential learning in the context of understanding gained from a cohesive set of elective courses, and through the lens of a variety of intellectual and disciplinary frameworks. A second goal is to give concentrators experience working in a multi-disciplinary team to address a real-world, and in many cases very daunting, public health problem. Students will read, discuss, and compose written reflections on primary source empirical papers addressing a range of issues and disciplines in the field of public health. For example, topics may include the social determinants of health, environmental health risks, and access to health care. Students will also be divided into small research teams to interact with local organizations (remotely) and investigate a contemporary real-life issue in public health. The capstone course is required of all concentrators, but may be opened to other students with relevant experience at the discretion of the instructor and the advisory committee, if space permits.
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
active seminar participation, written reflections, contribution to the team research project, and a 12- to 15-page final paper
completion of at least four courses counting towards the PHLH concentration
senior Public Health concentrators; students who are not senior Public Health concentrators should contact the instructor
No divisional credit
EXPE Experiential Education Courses
PHLH Core Courses