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Women's Health Issues
WOMEN'S HLTH
CLASS CODE: HS 131W CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Basic Skills requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Introduction to women's issues. A multi-disciplinary study of women's emotional and physical issues in today's society, including health care, identifying groups at risk, and learning to maintain a healthy life style.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, 1st Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The class is divided into three areas:
1. Emotional health and well being.
2. Maintaining a healthy life-style
(Fitness and nutrition)
3. Physical health (the female body)
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Each student will: 1) gain an understanding of wellness, 2) develop life time wellness & fitness activities, 3) understand the components of physical fitness, 4) understand emotional disorders and treatments, decision-making & stress management, 5) understand components of substance use and abuse risk factors, 6) understand cause of disease, 7) become aware of consumer health issues, 8) develop an understanding of human sexuality, 9) gain an appreciation for environmental health, 10) gain an understanding of domestic violence and rape aggression.
REQUIREMENTS: Class attendance is required.
Assignments will be given each class period.
The class has two options:
1. That you participate in a fitness program 3 - 4 days a week for 12 weeks OR
2. That you write 4 reviews on research articles.
There will be three test throughout the semester.
PREREQUISITES: You must be a woman.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2000