Human trafficking is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, with thousands of men, women and children falling into the hands of traffickers every year.

This in-person, upper-division elective provides students with a global understanding of what human trafficking is, awareness of how trafficking is presented in popular culture, and how it relates to health care. Enrolled students will learn from guest speakers with a wide variety of viewpoints throughout society.

HCR 394 emphasizes the development of real-world solutions to real human trafficking problems enabling students to work on projects alongside community organizations and local non-profits.

Topics covered in this course:

  1. Types of human trafficking, scope, and terminology
  2. Understanding the physical, emotional, and psychological trauma experienced by victims.
  3. How government, the media, faith-based organizations, organized crime and culture influence trafficking

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the scope and magnitude of human trafficking, both domestically and internationally.
  2. Recognize the complex health needs of the victim post-trafficking.
  3. Examine the role of health professionals in identifying and reporting human trafficking.

Classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 P.M to 5:45 P.M in the Cronkite Building, Room 124.

This course will be taught by Samantha L. Calvin, MHI, MBA. Please email any questions to [email protected]