UC 151 - First-Year Social Science Seminar
Winter 2023, Section 001 - Healthcare Privilege and Community
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: University Courses (UC)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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This course will incorporate several types of media –print, video, and audio-- to engage students in discussions of a variety of social and political issues which relate to healthcare.

In assignments, students will be asked to reflect in health issues in their own communities. Some of the shared by students in the past have included their experiences with air pollution in Port Huron Michigan and southeast Michigan, the opioid crisis in a southern New Jersey suburb, and the dioxane plume in Ann Arbor.

The use of various media will allow for discussion, debate and dissention; students will be encouraged to test their own beliefs and value systems against others. Within our society, such dissention occurs daily as patients; concerned family members, health care providers and public policy makers must routinely confront and skillfully negotiate ethical dilemmas within modern medicine. Students will be challenged to consider how they will navigate the present and future challenges to the delivery of equitable health care.

Course Requirements:

In addition to active class participation, students will be expected to complete 2 to 3 written assignments. Final grades will be based upon consideration of written assignments [80 %] and participation in class discussions [20 %] .


UC 151 - First-Year Social Science Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
4Enrollment Management
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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