Pretty easy, overall.
Dr. Montgomery does such a fantastic job introducing public health that any previous knowledge of the field is not really required. Not only do you learn the history behind public health and what its definition really is, but she keeps the class up-to-date on the most recent news in the health field. The things you learn in this class are a great way to show you the varying faces of public health and all the ways you can become involved in it.
This course was very interesting and the material was not hard to understand. We watched so many great videos that were perfect for what we were learning. Paying attention to the videos and filling out the question sheets are a must. These videos are always used on the exams, but they're easy points. The readings posted on Black Board can get lengthy, but they complement what is being taught and can very possible be used on the exams, so reading these articles are a must.
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Advice for students:
Be to class on time, remember that you pay thousands just to attend these courses, it's a privilege. Attendance is taken every day, so I wouldn't recommend skipping either anyways. Please do the readings, since reading them know will save you from cramming before an exam. No book was required for me to buy. Dr. Montgomery is a wonderful person and loves for the class to be interactive. She'll ask questions and she appreciates when people join the conversation. Know your professors, this one is no exception. If you're interested in public health and want to know more or get more involved, visit Dr. Montgomery at her office hours or make an appointment. She has so much knowledge to share and help you along the way.