CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Feb. 22, 2000
Course uses films to explore issues of diversity, oppression in health
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A University of Iowa course will examine several Hollywood
films and documentaries depicting diversity and oppression and explore how
those issues in real life might affect people's physical and mental health.
"Diversity and Oppression Issues in Health Care," which is being
offered by the UI College of Nursing in cooperation with the Center for Credit
Programs, begins Saturday, March 4 with an all-day session, followed by several
Wednesday film screenings. Among the films that will be studied and discussed
are "A Dry White Season," "Mi Familia," "The Other
Sister," "A Question of Color," "Serving in Silence"
and "The Brandon Teena Story."
Undergraduate credit is available for the course, and there are no prerequisites.
The course, which will be held in Room 30 of the Nursing Building, is being
taught by Mickey Eliason, Ph.D, with the College of Nursing and Sexuality
Studies Program. Tuition and fees for the workshop are $261 if this is the
only on-campus spring semester course for which a student enrolls.
The registration deadline is March 1. For more information or a copy of
a brochure, which includes an application form, call the Center for Credit
Programs at (319) 335-2575.