Course Offerings

Aerial picture of the city of Paris in the spring.
Paris, France

BETH 315D/415DFrench Connections, A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Medical Ethics 

SPRING BREAK 2019 
Lodging dates: March 9-17, 2019 
Course dates: March 11-15, 2019 

This 3-credit course is a collaboration between Case Western Reserve University and the University of Paris. The course includes a ten-day trip to Paris, France over Spring Break. This course offers a cross-cultural comparison of the French and American medical systems.

Man walking with a backpack on his back.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

BETH 315B/415BThe Netherlands - Public Health (spring break) 

SPRING BREAK 2019 
Lodging dates: March 9-17, 2019 
Course dates: March 11-15, 2019 

The majority of the course will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands over spring break and will be taught by faculty from CWRU, University of Utrecht, and the University of Amsterdam. This course offers students a cross-cultural perspective on ethical dilemmas raised by the practice of public health in the United States and Northern Europe.

Arial view of Spain.
Granada, Spain

BETH 315F/415FSpain - Granada 

MAY 2019
Lodging dates: May 11-25, 2019
Course dates: May 13-24, 2019 

This 3-credit intensive course will be held in Granada, Spain. Taught by faculty from CWRU and Spanish faculty, this course offers students a cross-cultural perspective on Bioethics in the United States and Spain. This course uses the medium of film, complemented by readings in Bioethics, film criticism, and medical research

A bridge in Amsterdam with lights on it.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

BETH 315G/415GThe Netherlands - Euthanasia (May semester) 

MAY 2019
Lodging dates: May 11-25, 2019
Course dates: May 13-24, 2019 


The Cleveland portion of the course will be taught during the Spring Semester and will consist of four 2-hour sessions. In the Netherlands, teaching methods will include lectures and discussions of actual cases of Euthanasia that have come to the attention of the formal Dutch Review Committees retrospectively.

The beach in Costa Rica.
San Jose, Costa Rica

BETH 315C/415CHealth and Health Care: A Comparative Perspective: Costa Rica and the United States. 

Course dates: Winter Break 2019-2020

In this multidisciplinary course, students will investigate health care delivery and environmental engineering challenges in Costa Rica. We will study the affects, costs, barriers, ethics, and implementation of public health interventions such as vaccination and water quality engineering.

Aria of Brazil and the ocean.
Salvador and Ubaira, Brazil

BETH 315H/415HWater Security and Social Justice in Brazil 

Course Dates: 12/27/2018 to 1/9/2019

Oslo, Norway
Oslo and Bergen, Norway

BETH 315N/415N: Narrative Medicine: Aging, Mental Illness and Cancer

Course dates: May 13-24, 2019