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Unformatted text preview: San José State University HPRF/HS/ NUFS/NURS/OCTH135, Section 03, Spring 2010 HEALTH ISSUES IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY SJSU Studies Area S: Self, Society, and Equality in the U.S. Instructor: Jerry M. Kaiser Office Location: Macquarrie 439 Telephone: 408-924-7480 (shared phone; send e-mail) Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Wed., 2:00 (by appointment) Class Days/Time: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:45 p.m. Classroom: Sweeney Hall, Room 242 Prerequisites: Passage of the Writing Skills Test (WST); 100W (taken before or concurrently); upper division standing (60 units completed); completion of Core GE. NOTE: Courses to meet Areas R, S, and V of SJSU Studies must be taken from three different departments or distinct academic units. GE/SJSU Studies Category: SJSU Studies Area S: Self, Society, and Equality in the U.S. Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page at http://www.sjsu.edu/people/jerry.kaiser/courses/HPRF135/ You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU Course Description A multidisciplinary examination of culturally related consumer health issues. Impact of cultural variables (including communication methods, socioeconomic status, and traditional beliefs) on health and illness. Interaction of individuals in families and other groups. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives Students will study the interrelationship of individuals, and racial groups, and cultural groups to understand and appreciate issues of diversity, equality, and structured inequality in the U.S., its institutions, and its cultures. Course Name, Number, Semester, and Year Page 1 of 11 Student Learning Objectives (SLO’s): After successfully completing the course, students shall be able to: • SLO#1.Describe how identities (i.e., religious, gender, ethnic, racial, class, sexual orientation, disability, and/or age) are shaped by cultural and societal influences in contexts of equality and inequality; • SLO#2. Describe historical, social, political, and economic processes producing diversity, equality and structured inequalities in the US; • SLO#3. Describe social actions which have led to greater equality and social justice in the US (i.e., religious, gender, ethnic, class, sexual orientation, disability, and/or age); and • SLO#4. Recognize and appreciate, constructive interactions between people from different cultural, racial, and ethnic groups in the US COURSE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES (CO’s): Students will be able to: Describe values and lifestyles of selected ethnic and cultural populations; Recognize similarities and differences in social practices of ethnic and cultural groups; Identify health problems prevalent among ethnic populations in the US; Apply knowledge of health beliefs and practices to counseling and communication situations with persons of various ethnic backgrounds; Describe the historical backgrounds of ethnic groups in the US;...
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