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Course Content and Outcomes Guide for HE 212 Effective Summer 2021

Course Number:
HE 212
Course Title:
Women's Health
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Course Description

Examines women’s health from a local, national, and global perspective. Explores cultural, social, behavioral, and environmental issues that influence women’s health, investigates the causes and potential solutions for women’s health issues, and introduces skills and strategies for health promotion and disease prevention. Analyzes facets of women's health, such as feminism, body image, drug abuse, violence against women, childbearing, disease, and aging. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Explain significant local, national, and global issues related to women's health and well-being.
  2. Analyze how cultural, behavioral, environmental, and social factors impact women's health and well-being.
  3. Describe the causes and potential solutions for challenges to women’s health.
  4. Identify and analyze evidence-based interventions focused on skills and strategies for health promotion and disease prevention.
  5. Analyze the effects of androcentricity on women’s health and health care.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Written examination
  • Critical analysis of material
  • Group problem solving
  • Class collaboration
  • Other class activities and discussion
  • Self-assessment

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Analyze how social, cultural and historical perspectives influence a woman’s self-perception of her personal health.
  • Increase health knowledge of current women’s health issues
  • Analyze how behaviors, beliefs, values and attitudes influence a woman’s current health status.