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Release: Feb. 22, 2000

Course uses films to explore issues of diversity, oppression in health care

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.