Spring 2018 Courses
Voices in GLOBAL HEALTH (GLHLTH 270T): Explore how language and culture impact global health.
Through practical and theoretical discussions around case studies, visual texts, and interviews in the target language, we examine healthcare issues in both local and global communities. Guest speakers help us explore the underlying reasons for different beliefs and behaviors, with the goal of creating culturally appropriate interventions. Tutorials meet weekly for 75-minutes. Prerequisite: 4 semesters of language or equivalent. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
- Arabic (GLHLTH270T-1/ AMES 270T-1) Tues 4:40-5:55 (Maha Houssami)
- French (GLHLTH 270T-3/ FREN 270T) Tues 4:55-6:10 (Christelle Gonthier)
- Mandarin (GLHLTH 270T-5/ AMES 270T-5) Wed 4:55-6:10 (Yan Liu)
- Spanish (GLHLTH 270T-6/ SPAN 270T) Wed 4:55-6:10 (Bethzaida Fernandez)
Voices in the ENVIRONMENT: Spanish (ENVR 269T-1/ SPAN 272T-1)
This course focuses on environmental challenges affecting communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Instructor: Edgar Virguez
Soccer Politics (ROMST 204D/ICS 204D/HISTORY 266D/ARTS&SCI 204D)
How and why has soccer become the most popular sport on the planet? What explains the its powerful impact on culture, economics, and politics? In this course we’ll explore the global history of soccer, drawing on examples from the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Latin America. The major research project will focus on producing a guide to be published on the Soccer Politics Blog (sites.duke.edu/wcwp) on how to watch and understand the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The class is taught in four languages: English, French, Italian and Spanish. All students must enroll in the group lecture on Tuesdays along with one of the Thursday discussion sections. Students enrolled in the French, Italian and Spanish sections will do much of their reading, as well as all their writing, research, and class discussion in the foreign language.
Instructor: Professor Laurent Dubois