This new McMaster interdisciplinary global health field course is open to ALL McMaster undergraduates and will run in Spring term, 2016. It is designed to provide students with an integrated linguistic, cultural, and historical study of public health in the Islamic North African Country of Morocco.
The focus is on determinants of health—the social, religious, epidemiological, economic, technological, legal, and gender issues that impact birth, pregnancy, women’s health, and the health of newborns and children. Students learn global health in cultural context, so they also receive intensive language training in Moroccan colloquial Arabic and learn about Islam, history, and anthropology.
This new McMaster program was originally developed by Dr. Ellen Amster, the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, with support from a UISFL U.S. Department of Education grant. It drew students from 8 different universities. It is the first program of its kind in Canada.
— Bachelor of Health Sciences Program credits (3, 6, or up to 15 credits for ELE, see Jen Landicho)
— HIST 3GH3/ANTHROP 3GH3/ RELIGST 3GH3
— ARABIC 3GH3
Who Is Eligible to Apply?
How to Apply
You must submit all of the following materials no later than February 22, 2016 to Dr. Ellen Amster at the address below:
Submit all application materials by February 22, 2016 to:
Dr. Ellen Amster
Chester New Hall 616
Department of History
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L9
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext 24144
These materials must be on time, and all materials must be submitted to constitute a complete application. Please contact Dr. Amster with any questions.Mr. Nathan Coschi, program assistant, will be in touch with you to confirm your completed application.
Prospective students will be notified on or after February 25th, 2016
Click to download the forms below.
You may fill them out digitally or by hand.
They must be printed and submitted as hard copy, this NOT an on-line submission portal.