Description: Students will launch their integrated learning experience, which involves addressing an applied health problem and presenting their work in a professional communication format, synthesizing competencies they achieved throughout the program. Students will partner with community organizations in the Real-World Writing Project to develop two products, fulfilling the program’s APEx requirements.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this fall-semester course, students should:
- have started their integrated learning experience and capstone product, the culmination of their experiences and learning in the MPH program.
- have written something for the real world of public health that achieves a specific purpose and that is appropriate for a specific audience, and is written in a particular style.
- have further developed their composing process through reflection, discussion and trying new approaches.
- have gained experience collaborating with their peers and have connected these collaborative activities to public health practices.
- be able to identify and/or create effective written and oral arguments within each of the communication formats we cover in the course.
- explain the critical importance of evidence in advancing public health knowledge.