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Administrative Unit: Education Department
Course Prefix and Number: EDUC 105
Course Title: Human Health
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description: The study of health, safety, and nutrition and the decisions that are faced throughout a lifetime. Consumer health, mental health, physical health, sex and reproduction, drugs, death and dying are the major topics covered.
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Textbooks listed are not necessarily the textbook(s) used in the course.

An Invitation to Health
By Hales, D. (Thomson Wadsworth)
Health: The Basics
By Donatelle, R.J., & Davis, L.G. (Prentice Hall)
Health and Wellness
By Edin, G., Golanty, E., & McCormack-Brown, K. (Jones and Bartlett)
Course Objectives

• To analyze major health problems facing society. • To analyze major social, emotional and cultural problems facing individuals in society. • To identify major safety issues facing society. • To identify nutritional, health and special needs of children and adults. • To analyze the facets of lifelong wellness.

Measurable Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe solutions for major health problems facing society.
  • Describe solutions for major emotional problems facing individuals in society.
  • Explain safety procedures for addressing contemporary safety issues.
  • Recommend nutritional plans to address the needs of children and adults.
  • Formulate a multifaceted plan for lifelong wellness.
    Topical Outline:
  • Health, safety and nutrition
  • Exercise and its effect on health and wellness
  • Life long recreation
  • Consumer health
  • Mental health
  • Physical health
  • Sex and reproduction
  • Drug use
  • Death and dying

    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 30

    Library Resources:

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    Prepared by: Paul Hanna Date: December 20, 2010
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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