Jun 16, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 [Archived Catalog]

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IHS 2290 - Global Health in Film & Theater


Using film and theater, students explore central themes within global health including ethics, cultural perspectives, poverty and various health issues. Students analyze film and theatrical practices and how they are employed in public forums, in communicating ideas, in social change, and in expressing artistic and political perspectives. They discuss how film and theater can present complex and/or controversial issues, such as HIV/AIDS, rape, female genital mutilation (FGM), infectious diseases, and non-communicable disease and how presentation may vary by artist and audience. This course makes the connections between the fine arts, in this case film and theater, and health sciences.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Constructed World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2FA
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMAH Arts & Humanities
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to discuss the scientific, ethical, and political ramifications of global health topics covered in films, theater, and documentaries.
  • Students will be able to describe the ways in which film, theater, and documentaries educate the public about important global health topics, such as HIV/AIDS, FGM, infectious diseases, and non-communicable disease.
  • Students will be able to identify ways film and theater can explain complex global health issues such as role of poverty, policies, culture, and gender roles.
  • Students will be able to analyze films and plays by content, point of view, accuracy, tone, style, structure, language, and use of music and images to impact audience perspective on global health issues.
  • Students will be able to reflect on how the films/plays influence one’s perspective on a global health issue.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of various modes of theatrical performance across cultures and how they can be utilized to educate, discuss, introduce, and disseminate information.
  • Students will be able to utilize the analytical skills and production vocabulary used in the course to step into the role of the artist to pitch a collaborative film or theater production that effectively portrays a global health topic.



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