The certificate in care, health and resilience prepares undergraduates for working in today's helping professions: nursing, medicine, counseling, teaching, community services, ministry, emergency management and related fields. It emphasizes the skills and practices expected of paid care providers, ranging from the ability to nurture clients' physical, emotional and social well-being to helping people thrive despite life-altering circumstances.
The program's curriculum:
- Provides students an opportunity to explore a variety of care-related occupations.
- Addresses the needs of suffering people and at-risk populations.
- Examines the ethical dilemmas posed by medical technologies and bureaucracies.
- Links students to Colorado's only academic health sciences center, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and other local hospitals through its internship program.
The certificate is open to degree seeking CU Boulder undergraduates in good standing from any declared major and non-degree seeking students. There is no GPA requirement for admission into the program. Completion of the certificate requires the completion of 18 credit hours (9 upper-division) of approved courses with grades of C- or better. No more than 6 credit hours from other institutions will be accepted.
Required Courses and Credit Hours
|Choose three of the following:|
|Ethics and Social Issues in U.S. Health and Medicine|
|Sociology of the Helping Professions|
|Sociology of Death and Dying|
|Social Inequalities in Health|
|Suffering and Care in Society|
|Risk and Resilience in Society|
|Required Internship 1||3|
|Internship in Care, Health and Resilience 2|
|Choose two of the following:|
|Human Evolutionary Biology|
|Social Engagement & Human Rights: The South Africa Model|
|Urban Economics: The Economics of Cities|
|Topics in Health Economics|
|Economics of Organizations|
|Writing, Reading, Culture (Epidemics & Literature)|
|Intermediate Environmental Problem Analysis: Topical Cornerstones|
|Social Justice, Leadership and Community Engagement Internships|
|Introduction to Global Public Health|
|Place, Power, and Contemporary Culture|
|Health and Medical Geography|
|Introduction to Epidemiology|
|Facilitating Peaceful Community Change|
|Introduction to Medical Ethics|
|Contemporary Moral Theory|
|Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy: an Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Democracy|
|Psychology of Personality|
|Disabilities in Contemporary American Society|
|Hearing Loss Epidemiology|
|Gender, Personality, and Culture|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
Given the difficulties of securing internships caused by the coronavirus, students are allowed to substitute one of the remaining core courses for the internship until further notice.
SOCY 4932 cannot be applied to the SOCY major or minor requirements.