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Sustainable Development in Rural Areas - Health, Education, and Applied Technologies

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Fall 2009
IAS 98/198
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

One of the chief causes of infant mortality in developing countries is dysentery. Diarrheal disease is simple to prevent and treat, yet so many children are dying from dehydration from diarrhea. We are going to look at this no-mystery medical issue of infant dysentery from the perspective of public health, education, and applied technology. Medicine will not work without other sectors supporting it. Therefore, we will study the region’s cultures and practices, such as customs, diets, and beliefs. After getting a general understanding of the anthropological aspect of the region, we will design appropriate solution models based on public health data and also incorporate quantitative measurements into education planning and applied technologies improvement. Meanwhile, data collected and experiences learned from the previous summer will be analyzed and discussed for improvement purposes. In the summer after the completion of the course, students who have the resources to go to the region will go and implement our designed model.

How to Enroll:

Enroll in DeCal IAS98/198 002 to prepare for our 2010 Summer project

DeCal: Every Wednesday, 5 - 7pm, 228 Dwinelle

First information/CCN Release meeting: Wednesday, September 2nd, 5pm, 228 Dwinelle

Email us for more information: berkeleyvaw@gmail.com           

or visit us at our Calapalooza table on Thursday August 27th, 2009

Premed, engineering, education, and international studies majors welcome!  

Course Contact: berkeleyvaw AT gmail.com

Faculty Sponsor: Ingrid Seyer-Ochi

Time & Location:

SectionFacilitatorsSizeLocationTimeStartsStatusCCNs
Tsung Mou
25228 DWINELLEW 5-79/02started46456 (lower)
46612 (upper)

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Syllabus: Sustainable Development in Rural Area with Public Health.docAug 2540kbWord Doc (Viewer)View Download

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