UMAIE Course Number: T4213
SAU Course Equivalency: NURS 450, National & International Nursing Perspectives (four credits)
Instructor: Muriel Larson, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Augustana College
Dates: January 1-26, 2014. (NOTE: SAU classes begin January 15)
Location: Athens, Nafplion, Olympia, Patras, Delphi, Kalambaka, Heraklion, Chania
Price: $6,550 (subject to change)
Health care as we know it today has its roots deeply embedded in a rich history. Recording history and myths provide us with much knowledge about health practices that date back to ancient Greece and the Healing Temples of Asklepios. Exploring the contributions of ancient and modern Greece in this interdisciplinary course enhances our understanding and appreciation of the history of health, healing and wellness. Leininger's Theory of Culture Care provides the theoretical framework for this course.
This theory is grounded in cultural anthropology and features broad cultural and structural dimensions that offer diverse ways of exploring a culture. These dimensions are technology, religious and philosophical factors, kinship and social factors, cultural values and life ways, political and legal factors, economical and educational factors. Leininger believes that providers of health care must understand the cultural and social factors in order to provide culturally congruent care in a world that has become a "global community" (Leininger, 1997). Using her model, this immersion experience in Greece will provide a student with a deeper understanding of the cultural diversities and similarities that have existed over time and in our present era, not only in matters of health and healing, but in all aspects of daily life.
Priority Deadline: April 12, 2013
Complete the online study abroad application and submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (300 Ambrose Hall).
Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 12 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.