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"Health, Culture, and Society" by Debby Carr and Johanna Schoen is Selected as the First Integrating Themes Course

One of the initiatives announced by President Barchi as part of the implementation of the University Strategic Plan was the creation of University-wide general education courses in the areas of our integrating themes:
Cultures, Diversity, and Inequality-Local and Global
Improving the Health and Wellness of Individuals and Populations
Creating a Sustainable World through Innovation, Engineering, and Technology
Educating Involved Citizens and Effective Leaders for a Dynamic World
Creative Expression and the Human Experience

While many interesting and worthwhile proposals were submitted, the course proposed on Health, Culture, and Society, within the area of Improving the Health and Wellness of Individuals and Populations was selected. This proposal was submitted jointly by Professor Deborah Carr, SAS Department of Sociology and the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IHHCPAR), and Professor Johanna Schoen, SAS Department of History and IHHCPAR.

This course will introduce students to social sciences and humanities approaches in studying health and wellness, and will be initially offered during the Spring of 2016. Professors Carr and Schoen will be in touch with colleagues at all Rutgers locations within the coming months in order to ensure that this course truly is University-wide in its content and delivery.

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