Introduction to Program

Introduction to Program

Fall semester 2018 in Santiago, Chile was the first iteration of a collaborative teaching approach involving faculty across disciplines and north-south international borders. It was co-led by Bates professors Claudia Aburto Guzmán and T. Glen Lawson. The program has been designed to explore the interface between natural science and the humanities, that is the human interests that propel the direction of scientific priorities and the impact it has on human welfare, as it is portrayed through cultural representations.

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FSA 2020: Culture and Public Health in Chile

FSA 2020: Culture and Public Health in Chile

The Culture and Public Health in Chile 2020 FSA aims to continue to expand upon our understanding of how culture and science interface in the arena of Public Health. The program uses the established base in Santiago to engage the ever evolving priorities of Public Health with learning tools derived from course work and local field studies. The opportunity to do comparative work arises from the various trips to different regions of the country, each with its own environmental challenges, diverse populations, and cultural perspectives of health.

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Courses

Courses

The courses are designed to explore the interface between the Natural Sciences and the Humanities, that is, the human interests that propel the direction of scientific priorities and the impact it has on human welfare, as it is portrayed through cultural representations.

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