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OSPCPTWN 11: Public Health Service in Diverse Communities

Guidance in becoming an effective health educator while making a contribution to a local community through teaching. Work in a community on a weekly basis to learn about the community, develop culturally appropriate educational material and then help deliver health education on a topic of choice in one of the following areas of focus: Culturally sensitive motivational interviewing for health behavior change; Sexually transmitted diseases and prevention; Teaching nutrition appropriate to various patient populations; Cardiovascular disease and risk reduction
Terms: Sum | Units: 2-4

OSPCPTWN 30: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in South Africa

This compulsory course provides a brief introduction to social issues in contemporary South Africa. It explores the impact of historical legacies in a post-Apartheid context. Drawing from a range of disciplines, this course provides insights into the form and content of South Africa's socio-political-historic and economic landscapes
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1
Instructors: ; Africa, A. (PI)

OSPCPTWN 45: Transitional Justice and Transformation Debates in South Africa

Exploration of transitional justice through critical discussion of contemporary South Africa. Conflicting perspectives of the South African transition through an exploration of the creation of the "rainbow nation" as well as discussions over whether a denial of justice for apartheid-era crimes prevails. Decisions made post-apartheid over how best to confront the large-scale human rights abuses of the past, including South Africa's recent past through the lens of the "pillars" of transitional justice: truth seeking, criminal justice, reparations and institutional reform. Issues of structural violence and the legacies of apartheid in order to question to what extent we can consider South Africa to have realised the promises of its transition
Terms: Aut, Spr, Sum | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI

OSPCPTWN 65: Preparation for Senior Capstone Project

The course allows any student to design an independent research or synthesis project that will serve as the basis for some form of senior capstone project. These have included honors theses, senior projects, senior synthesis projects and honors in the arts. This goal will be accomplished through a cumulative, series of assignments. Each student will choose a research topic, narrow it to a specific research question, review the existing literature related to their question, develop a research plan to answer their question, and write a detailed proposal suitable for submission to either the UAR Major or Small Grants competitions.
Terms: Sum | Units: 4 | Repeatable 10 times (up to 40 units total)

OSPCPTWN 67: ICT4D: An Introduction to the Use of ICTs for Development

Overview of selected ICT4D initiatives in Africa and South Africa. Engage critically with the optimism that follows technology invention to evaluate context and the digital knowledge gap. Themes such as the notion of technological colonization, co-design, SDG ICT agenda, policy and frameworks and other fundamentals in the field. Three-day block course with 4 mini-seminars and discussion groups each day.
Terms: Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: ; Africa, A. (GP)

OSPCPTWN 85: Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice in Cape Town

Implicit bias and the value of diversity and inclusion in our society; understanding of bias (explicit vs implicit) and the power that bias has in our every-day lives given implicit bias has such a profound effect on our attitudes, behaviors, and decision making. Students learn of some of their own biases, how they can mitigate them, and through study and visiting local communities and historical sites, appreciate the value of social justice. Power that diversity has in the composition of teams and in society and the importance for all of us to restore and maintain social justice so there can be peace both within and among nations
Terms: Sum | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED
Instructors: ; Osterberg, L. (PI)
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