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Women’s Health Issues HEED 203 CRN 71070 Fall 2017-Distance Education

Instructor: Michelle Zulim-Clark

Email: michelle_zulimclark@cuesta.eduwoman

Course start date: Tuesday, October 24

Course end date: Friday, December 22

Course description Presents major health issues of special significance to women cross culturally. Emphasis will be placed on current trends in the prevention of chronic diseases and health disorders, the promotion of a positive body image, and self-empowerment.

Identification of significant cultural obstacles of access for women's health care by non-dominant groups are presented. In addition, traditional, as well as, experiential and cooperative teaching/learning strategies will be used to explore the application of lifestyle changes to individual health beliefs and practices.

Required text: Alexander, Linda Lewis; Bader, Helaine; LaRosa, Judith; Garfield, Susan; Alexander, William James. New Dimensions in Women's Health Jones and Bartlett, Burlington, MA (2017). 7th edition

The text can be purchased in the Cuesta bookstore or online and is also offered as an e-text.


I am your instructor, Michelle Zulim-Clark. I teach a variety of health education, kinesiology and kinesiology activity classes on the San Luis Obispo campus. This semester you will have the opportunity to learn more about major issues of special relevance to women with an emphasis on chronic disease prevention, promotion of positive body image, application of self-empowerment strategies, and global issues related to women.

This course is fully online- there are no mandatory face to face meetings. However, this is not a self paced course. You will have weekly readings and assignments. To be successful in the class, you need to stay on top of course work, quizzes and exams.

If you are new to online courses, please take a moment to take this survey: http://www.cuesta.edu/student/aboutacad/distance/survey.html Links to an external site.

And read the following: http://www.cuesta.edu/academics/distance/forwhom.htmlLinks to an external site.

About Canvas: LinkLinks to an external site.

Course drop date: You must log on the first week, or you will be dropped, however, do not expect any instructor to drop you for non-attendance. https://www.cuesta.edu/about/documents/vpaa-docs/Summer_2017_session.pdfLinks to an external site. Links to an external site.Links to an external site.

Please see the administration and records website for more information regarding drops: http://www.cuesta.edu/student/servs_classes/admrreg/ Links to an external site.

Academic honesty policy: Please review the following link for information regarding policy https://www.cuesta.edu/about/documents/vpss-docs/AcademicHonesty_2017.pdfLinks to an external site.

Accommodations: Please contact the DSPS office. 

Thank you for reading my welcome letter! I am looking forward to working with you this fall.


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