Welcome letter:HEED 203 Spring Women's health issues

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Women’s Health Issues HEED 203 CRN 30350, 15 week- Spring 2019-Distance Education

Instructor: Michelle Zulim-Clark

Email: michelle_zulimclark@cuesta.eduwoman

Course start date: February 11, 2019

Course end date: Friday, May 24, 2019

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.

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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.Student Planning CalendarLinks to an external site.

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Accommodations: Please contact the DSPS office.Links to an external site. 

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


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