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Maine, USA 2011 HEALTH CARE, THE ENVIRONMENT AND MEDICAL HUMANITIES ON MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, MAINE JUNE 1–30, 2011 Program Application Deadline January 15, 2011 This summer Application Information: study program Submit directly to Dr. Rick in Acadia Mayes, Department of Political Science, National Park Weinstein 202M and Bar Harbor, Cost Approximately $4,250 Maine, focuses Payment Schedule on both health • Non-refundable $150 deposit due January 15, care in the U.S. 2011. (doctors, dis- • 1st payment of $2,050 due March 15 ease, hospitals, • Final payment of $2,050 due April 15 health insurance, pharmaceuticals, Medicare, mental health, pediatrics, etc.) and environmen- tal public health. As the first class explains, over the past 150 years, major breakthroughs in public health and medicine have enabled humans to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Clean drinking water, modern sanitation and good nutrition—along with the development of highly effective vaccines and antibiotics—have increased average western life expectancy by an unprecedented 35 years. Yet our nation’s health care system is the costliest in the world and in serious need of reform. The second class explores the integral relationship between human well- Program Director: being and their environment. We will explore a number of major environ- Rick Mayes Department mental issues and policies that affect public health, such as air quality/pollu- of Political Science tion, water quality/pollution, agricultural practices, deforestation and loss of with Jerry Giordano, species, climate change and more. The class will also teach students how to President of GreenUR enjoy a healthy outdoors lifestyle in one of the country’s most visited and Phone Number 804 287-6404 Email email@example.com Maine, USA 2011 HEALTH CARE, THE ENVIRONMENT AND MEDICAL HUMANITIES ON MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, MAINE JUNE 1–30, 2011 beautiful national parks. The program concludes with a policy-making project to develop legislation Activities Included: for improving public health through environmental • hiking, Ranger tours of Acadia National Park legislation. • biking, sea kayaking and trips to local islands Details: • visit The Jackson Lab This program is offered June 1-30, 2011. It (a leading Genetics Research Firm) includes 2 units—or half a semester—of UR aca- • housing at Atlantic Oceanside Hotel with demic credit with PLSC 365 “Health Care Policy and waterfront rooms Politics” (1 unit) and PLSC 379 “Public Health and • daily buffet breakfast and 2 units of UR credit: the Environment” (1 unit). Both courses count for • lobster picnics and S'mores parties elective Political Science and Medical Humanities credit. PLSC 379 can also count as elective credit for Environmental Studies. Approximate cost: $4,250. Each student MUST bring or rent a moun- tain bike. Any questions or want additional informa- tion? please email Dr. Mayes at bmayes@rich- mond.edu Courses (2) PLSC 365 “Health Care Policy and Politics” PLSC 379 “Public Health and the Environment” All dates and costs are approximate and subject to change as are program details. The University of Richmond reserves the right to alter the program costs as a result of fluctuations of international currency.
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