UMD: A Globally Connected University

FMSC110: Families and Global Health

Virtual, Virtual
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Maryland Virtual
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Global Classrooms Team

GCStudents will explore, define, and study global health, social determinants of health, health inequalities, gender inequality, family violence, and maternal and child health using a global perspective.

UMD and non-UMD undergraduates are eligible. Register in Testudo for the following three credit course:

This course is approved for the History and Social Sciences (DSHS) and Cultural Competency (DVCC) requirements of the General Education program. This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). The last day to cancel registration is January 22 for a 100% refund and February 5 for a 80% refund.

Dr. Maring is Director of Global Health Engagement in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park. She directs the Global Public Health Scholars program, a living and learning program for academically talented freshman and sophomore students. She advises Public Health without Borders (PHWB) and has led study abroad, traveling with students to India, Sierra Leone, Peru, and Ethiopia. Maring's areas of research include community violence, substance abuse, at-risk youth, healthy homes, and cross-cultural and international research on families.  She has served on masters and doctoral students’ committees and primarily mentors undergraduate student projects in global health. Maring has a background with University of Maryland Extension and as a direct service provider to low-income, high-risk adolescents and their families. She is a skilled qualitative researcher and with primary academic home in Family Science, is interested in resilience research, looking for opportunities to broaden protective factors that lead to positive health outcomes for individuals and families. For general questions, please contact the Global Classrooms team

Course costs are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2021 10/25/2020 10/11/2020