HS1grnsheetSec1S10 - SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY Department of Health Science HS 1 Understanding Your Health Core GE Human Understanding Development

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1 SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY Department of Health Science HS 1 Understanding Your Health Core GE: Human Understanding & Development – Area (E) Spring 2010 Michele McCarthy, MPH Monday & Wednesday Section 1 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Room: CL 324 Office: MH TBA Phone: TBA E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Mondays 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Dedicated on-line Thursdays 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Faculty Website: www.sjsu.edu/people/michele.mccarthy/courses/HS1/ PREQUISITES: None COURSE DESCRIPTION : Introductory course on the interdependence of the physiological, social and psychological factors influencing the healthy well-being of individuals throughout the life span. Emphasis is on identifying and utilizing both university and community resources to assist in personal and educational development. COURSE GOALS : Examine prevention-oriented approaches on a variety of health topics that include, but are not limited to: nutrition, stress management, substance use, sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, chronic and communicable diseases, exercise, aging, and psychological well-being. Students will understand the interconnected physiological, social, and psychological determinants that influence their well-being now and during their life span. Students will identify and be encouraged to use university-wide resources that support academic and personal development. OUTCOME OBJECTIVES By the end of the course, students will be able to: 1. Recognize the interdependence of the physiological, social/cultural, and psychological factors influencing their healthy well-being. (GE Objective 1) 2. Examine the cultural, ethnic, gender, physiological, environmental, and socioeconomic factors that influence their healthy well-being throughout the life span and across generations. (GE Objective 2) 3. Articulate their own definition of personal health. 4. Conduct their own personal wellness inventory in order to identify the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for achieving both psychological and physiological well-being. 5. Recognize the influences of the academic environment on their personal health behaviors. (Meets GE Objective 4**) 6. Practice the interpersonal skills necessary for negotiating and advocating for safe and healthy social environments. (Meets GE Objective 3*) 7. Identify and use available university services and resources that promote their academic and personal development. (Meets GE Objective 4**) Courses to meet Areas R, S, and V of SJSU Studies must be taken from three different departments or distinct academic units.
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2 * GE Objective 3: Students shall use appropriate social skills to enhance learning and develop positive interpersonal relationships with diverse groups and individuals. ** GE Objective 4: Students shall recognize themselves as individuals undergoing a particular stage of human
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HS1grnsheetSec1S10 - SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY Department of Health Science HS 1 Understanding Your Health Core GE Human Understanding Development

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