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Fordham College Symposia Summer Courses

Classes listed as "online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during a portion of their scheduled meeting times with additional coursework to be completed asynchronously. Session III online courses are all asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus; however, the university will continue to implement the Flexible Hybrid Learning Environment to keep the community safe and allow for the possibility of remote attendance as necessary.


Fordham students please check courses in my.fordham.edu for the most accurate Attribute listings.

IDIS 1250 R21 - Foundations of Community and Public Health
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Rose Hill, Hybrid: TTh, 9 a.m. - Noon

This course will introduce students to community and public health. We will study the foundations of community and public health using readings, class discussions, examining prevailing community and health problems and new developments. There will be an emphasis on developing the knowledge base and skills necessary for a career in health education and health promotion. Topics will include definitions of health, community health, public health, and mental health, epidemiology, communicable and non-communicable diseases, environmental health, health disparities in various population demographics, racial and ethnic populations. Practitioners and experts in the field will be invited to give presentations to the class. Students will get opportunities to explore the various health issues and discuss the prevalence of various diseases with a focus on Covid-19, diabetes, asthma, and other diseases as well as opportunities to participate in a volunteer experience in a clinical/hospital setting. 

CRN: 13332
Instructor: Sankar
3 credits