COM 319: COMMUNICATION, HEALTH DISPARITIES, AND SOCIAL CHANGE
DescriptionThis course will introduce students to the role of communication in creating, maintaining, and reducing disparities in health and achieving health equity. We will examine differences across groups in health status and health care access and availability throughout local, state, regional, national, and global levels. This course will place a particular emphasis on the role of communication in defining health problems and creating communication-based intervention solutions. Through a contextualized observation and practice students will develop skills to be health advocates and learn how communication can engender positive social change.