Category Archives: Fall 2011

Fall 2011 – Global Public Health – Another Exciting Semester!

It was another exciting and innovative Global Public Health course this past fall. It seems like every year, this course continues to increase in enrollment and the wide array of graduate students & professionals who take the course continues to impress me. I had exciting time organizing, producing and presenting this DE (distance education) course which included more online global public health videos and of course my podcasts & webcasts lectures.

Just in case you are not aware of the major objectives of this global public health course, here they are again. Students will learn to :
1. Identify and assess the major components of medical anthropology and public health as they relate to global public health issues;
2. Identify and discuss the major global public health concerns of specific populations from one country to another; and
3. Apply principles and strategies derived from medical anthropology and public health toward planning, implementing and evaluating global public health interventikon programs.

By the end of the course, I feel that all students achieved the status as a “Global Public Health Director.” To see what I mean, check out some of the titles of the outstanding Global Public Health Projects/Proposals from my students:

Increasing Flu Awareness and Education in Mexican Rural Areas

A HPV Intervention to Prevent Cancers Related to the Virus Through the HPV Vaccine Worldwide

Protecting Racial Minority Populations Through Influenza Vaccination

Contraception Increase among Jordanian Muslim Women

Global Public Health & Geriatric Patient Prescription Consumption

Sickle Cell Trait: The Quality of Life of the Carrier

Pilot Program to Develop Community-Based Preconception Health Education Programs

HIV/AIDS: A Global Public Health Program

Eating to Live, Not Living to Eat

Effects of HIV Education and Awareness on Risk-Related Behaviors among Black Women in Eastern North Carolina

The Life of Migrant and Seasonal Workers in Greene County

The Interrelationship of Food Security, Environmental Degradation, Sustainable Agriculture, and Other Variables: An Interventional Proposition for Betterment in Our Interdependent World

Healthcare Education Level Assessment: A Global Public Health Priority and Concern

Health Literacy Effects on Adolescent and Teen Girls’ Decision Regarding Health Across Various Cultures

Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in Eastern North Carolina: Case Study of Craven

A Tale of Two Cultures: Infant Mortality Comparisons for Hispanic Women and African American Women

Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse Worldwide

Car Seats: Saving One Child at a Time Through Injury Prevention

Prevention of Rheumatic Heart Disease and Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Streptoccal Pharyngitis: Overcoming Barriers in Nicaragua

Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the United States and Latin America and the Caribbean: A Global Approach to Identifying Commong Personal Barriers to STD Awareness Practices

Global Application of the Bridge Counselor Program: Assessing Barriers that PLWHA Experience in Accessing Medical Care and Receiving Anti-Retroviral Therapy in Eastern North Carolina

A Proposal to Reduce the Effects of Anitbiotic Resistant Bacteria

HIV/AIDS in Black and Caribbean Communities: “Protect Yourself” Intervention Proposal

Prostate Cancer and teh African American Male: A Global Health Study

Obesity and Nutrition in Western Culture

Fall 2011 – Cultural Anthropology Class

Cultural Anthropology Class - Fall 2011

Cultural Anthropology class - Fall 2011

It’s another fall semester and another opportunity for me to teach cultural anthropology. Cultural anthropology is a course that I truly enjoy teaching because it is not only a chance to highlight the significance of culture in our lives but it is also a chance for me to see how students recognize its significance in their lives.

My Cultural Anthropology course has three major objectives. They are:
1. To provide a comprehensive introduction to the discipline of Cultural Anthropology – its fundamental principles and key concepts.
2. To encourage awareness of cultural and human diversity.
3. To help all students make sense of our increasingly interconnected world and to find their particular place in it.

This course also provides students to achieve three major basic science goals. They are:
1. Students will learn the subject matter of at least one discipline in the Basic Social Science.
2. Students will learn the research methodology, principles and concepts required to understand and conduct undergraduate-level research in a Basic Social Science.
3. Students will learn about the discipline’s contribution to general knowledge.

In this cultural anthropology class, I try to teach it in a completely different way than your typical college course. Although we have your typical lectures, the lectures are designed to focus on the practical aspects of culture and how it relates to a student’s life. In addition, I take students out-of-the-classroom so that we can use different aspects of cultural anthropology such as fieldwork to investigate various aspects of university culture and human culture.

Here are a couple of photos of my Cultural Anthropology class. I know they are ready to take a new approach in learning about culture and I look forward to making this class as exciting and entertaining as possible once again!