Undergraduate Experiential Learning in Global Public Health

UGPH-GU 60, Credits, (SpringFall)

The global health undergraduate experiential learning experience has a
three-fold goal: It: 1) broadens the student's exposure to public health
issues, 2) facilitates opportunities for students to observe public health
work and leadership in action, and 3) increases the student's knowledge of
specific career opportunities. The integration of didactic and fieldwork
experiences provide the student with opportunities to critically reflect on
the fieldwork experience, complete a public health project that is mutually
beneficial to the student and the university, and synthesizes public health
approaches. Students who enroll in section 001 are assigned to small teams
to complete their experiential learning fieldwork on the first day of
class. Fieldwork focuses on a public health issue on NYU’s New York campus.
Permission of the instructor is not required. Students who enroll in
section 002 find fieldwork placement at an organization of their choosing.
They are required to complete the 90 hours of fieldwork and the academic
seminar class concurrently during a semester. Permission of the professor
is required, and requires prior approval of fieldwork placement. For more
information, please go to: