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T HLTH 290 Special Topics in the Foundations of Health (3-5, max. 10)
Explores current topics in health and describes factors contributing to selected health problems and steps to maintain health.
T HLTH 305 Statistics: Learning from Data (5) NW, QSR
Examines concepts and practice of statistics in health and social sciences. Emphasizes applications in the three major areas of statistical practice: data analysis, organizing and describing data; data production, sampling, and design; and statistical inference, drawing conclusions. Uses working with genuine data to enhance abilities to actively apply statistical concepts. Prerequisite: TMATH 098.
T HLTH 310 Health, Illness, and Society (5) I&S
Introduction to societal factors influencing health both locally and globally, utilizing perspectives from diverse disciplines. Examines topics such as the social construction of health and illness, the meaning of health and illness in cultural context, the social determinants of health, and issues in health care delivery and access.
T HLTH 320 Promoting Health Through Social Marketing (5) I&S
Examines strategies to promote health both locally and globally. Covers social marketing principles. Applies a range of social marketing techniques to develop a campaign to promote health at a population level.
T HLTH 325 Medical and Ethical Issues in Literature and Culture (5) VLPA
Examines various medical and bioethical issues through the lens of literature. Explores the role of technology, illness and culture, and end-of-live issues. Offered: jointly with T LIT 325.
T HLTH 330 Representations of Adolescents in Film (5) VLPA
Interprets and critiques images of adolescent issues in film; compares images, sounds, settings, and plot of film; promotes willingness to investigate commonplace assumptions versus evidence of health risks portrayed cinematically.
T HLTH 372 Environmental Health: Local to Global (5) I&S
Examines environmental factors that influence human health including physical, social, cultural, economic, and political factors. Address environmental factors at home (lead, radon) in work settings (occupational health and safety), the community (pesticides, air pollution), and in the global context (population dynamics, global warming).
T HLTH 410 Environmental Equity (5) I&S
Explores relationships between environmental issues and people of color and low-income communities from both local and global perspectives. Emphasizes issues of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and policy and politics in environmental equity. Offered: jointly with T URB 410.
T HLTH 415 Representations of Health Policy and Ethics in Film (5) VLPA
Examines contemporary conflicts about health and health care using films. Films used as a means of displaying and exploring the competing images of bodies, policies, workers, and institutions used to frame and personify these debates. Films supplemented by readings in film analysis, literature, narrative ethics, and health policy.
T HLTH 420 Holistic Health (5)
Examines the economic, social and cultural conditions that support the growth of holistic nursing. Discusses relevant research and practice issues of selected methods of complementary/alternative healing.
T HLTH 425 Violence in Intimate Partner Relationships (5) I&S
Examines partner violence as a cumulative interactive experience that must be framed within historical and social contexts. Emphasizes current literature on conceptualizing gendered violence, theoretical perspectives of abuse in intimate relationships.
T HLTH 430 Adolescent Health in Context (5) I&S
Provides an overview of adolescent health in the United States and examines current issues in adolescent health research. Addresses a matrix of adolescent health contexts such as historical constructions of adolescence, politics, race/ethnicity, class, gender, culture, sexuality, school, neighborhood, family, and peer groups.
T HLTH 435 Women's Health, Women's Lives (5) I&S
Examines sociocultural, economic, and political influences on women and their health. Discusses issues relevant to women and health across the life span from an historic, contemporary, and futuristic perspective. Focuses on social roles central to women's lives, transitions, identity and gender inequities and their impact on women's health.
T HLTH 440 Business of Health Care (5)
Explores the forces driving the changes in the evolving U.S. healthcare system to include resource allocation and cost-containment strategies. Emphasizes the examination of key economic concepts, e.g., outputs, supply, demand, and markets as they relate to the healthcare industry.
T HLTH 450 Perspectives in Medical Anthropology (5) I&S/VLPA
Examines the relationship between society, illness, and healing by applying theoretical perspectives used by medical anthropologists. While using examples from other cultures, focuses on an understanding of Western society through a comparative approach to the symbolic, social, and political construction of the body in illness and health.
T HLTH 455 Knowing Health and Illness Through The Arts (5) VLPA
Analyzes how life, health, and wellness, as well as illness, suffering, and death are depicted in literature, poetry, music, photography, and sculpture. Examines how the power of the aesthetic experience of the arts facilitates the cultural understandings of health and illness.
T HLTH 460 Strategies for Community Change (5) I&S
Provides a framework for exploring the nature of social and community responsibility. Draws on strategies used in community organizing and development, the health profession's literature, and field experiences to focus on how people change the communities in which they live and what supports community action or inertia. Considers the intersection between traditions of activism, community experience, and professional standing vis a vis change. Explores issues of social justice and change common to liberation movements in other countries.
T HLTH 470 Challenges and Controversies in US Health Care (2-5, max. 5) I&S
Explores public and private forums in which health policy is formulated and within which the politics of heath care operate. Examines a range of contemporary issues in U.S. health care and the legislative and political mechanisms that shape those issues.
T HLTH 480 Death and American Society (5) I&S/VLPA
Examines the social, cultural, and psychological aspects of death, loss, and grief. Presents a multi-disciplinary approach to death in American society, integrating theory and research with clinical data and personal experiences. Topics include cultural rituals around death, loss and grief, dying as a personal experience, and ethical issues around death.
T HLTH 485 Critical Issues in Global Health (5) I&S
Reviews and analyzes current issues and trends in global health, and the influence of economic, political, and social factors on health and living conditions in countries across the globe. Considers transnational factors that shape risks to health and the structural conditions that determine a nation's vulnerability in a globalized economy.
T HLTH 490 Special Topics (2-5, max. 15)
Advanced course offerings to respond to faculty and student interests and needs.
T HLTH 498 Special Project in Health (1-12, max. 12)
Further development, critical examination, and synthesis of nursing care in a specialized setting.
T HLTH 499 Undergraduate Research (1-5, max. 12)
Supervised individual research on a specific health issue.
T HLTH 501 Issues in Race and Health (3)
Explores historical and contemporary issues on the role of race in relation and health outcomes. Seminar topics include: history of race, health effects of racism and discrimination, epidemiological evidence on racial disparities in health, and role of race in research.
T HLTH 505 Participatory Action Research (3)
Focuses on how to conduct research with a social action component. Provides an in-depth examination of participatory action research. Explores theoretical, methodological, and practical issues, including historical influences, design and methods, and application of findings.
T HLTH 510 Ethnographic Research Methods (3)
Provides a background in ethnographic research methodology emphasizing beginning ethnographic and field research studies. Analyzes the theory underlying qualitative research approaches and pragmatic issues in building skills and knowledge in relation to conducting and evaluating ethnographic research.
T HLTH 520 Health and Human Rights (3)
Examines the links between health and human rights. Considers how violations of human rights affect the health of populations across the globe, as well as actions that can be taken to improve health and human rights.
T HLTH 530 Health and Aging in a Diverse Society (3)
Provides an introduction to health and other social issues of members of minority elderly populations in the U.S. Reflects a range of perspectives in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Emphasizes the importance of situating the life experiences of today's diverse elders in historical context. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor.
T HLTH 590 Independent Study (1-6, max. 6)
Faculty supervised independent study, readings and special projects for graduate students as developed through faculty-student agreement