Examine firsthand the ongoing humanitarian relief response to the regional Syrian refugee crisis, focusing on refugee health, in Jordan and explore the social and political effects of the influx of Syrian refugees to Europe during an excursion to Switzerland. Choose to take three or six credits of Modern Standard Arabic.
This program addresses the political, social, cultural, and economic factors behind the influx of refugees to Jordan, as well as the effects of this influx on host communities. Through field visits and on-site lectures, you will learn firsthand the priorities, principles, rights, and duties governing humanitarian action, in addition to the challenges UN agencies, international relief organizations, and Jordan’s government face in both emergency and post-emergency phases. The program's excursion to Switzerland will allow you to compare and contrast the humanitarian response to Syrian refugees and the challenges refugees and host communities face in the contexts of two countries.
Major Topics of Study
- Key health status indices in Jordan and the rise in non-communicable, chronic diseases
- Links between poverty, health risks, and social development
- Alternative medical treatment
- Reproductive and child health
- Environment and health
- Public health education