Course: Women’s Health HEED 203
Instructor: Allison Head
Email Address: email@example.com
Office Hours: To be determined one week prior to the start of class.
Instructor Contact Expectations
The best and quickest way to reach me is via email. I generally respond to your emails within 24-48 hours during weekdays only. Note: I will contact you frequently through announcements so please check those daily.
Women's Health is a 3.0 unit class that presents major health issues of 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. 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.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Identify barriers women face when accessing or receiving health care in the United States today.
2. Demonstrate how body image issues influence lifestyle choices.
3. Describe lifestyle changes you have made or plan to make which promote personal health and mental well-being.
4. Identify lifestyle choices that may reduce risk of major chronic or communicable diseases based on family health history, environment and/or current lifestyle choices.
5. Evaluate contemporary media and societal institutions for discrimination and biased thinking process related to personal health.
6. Analyze inter-group relations within categories of identity such as race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation and identity, class, ability, nationality or age, and the impact on women's health.
For the official course description and course outline of record please go to CurricUNET
None. The course uses OER.
This online course will be using Canvas as the method to distribute information. Canvas provides the framework for the course, including all assignments, quizzes, discussion questions and all the tools to receive and send course materials. Also, it is through Canvas that you will send me messages, receive announcements, and access the grade book.
Note: The class Canvas page will be available approximately one week prior to the class start date. You can preview the site (no work submittal) and review the syllabus at that time. There are no mandatory course meetings. This is a regular, 18 week course taught in the 4 week summer school timeframe.
Prior to the first date of class, you will receive an email to your my.Cuesta.edu as a reminder that class will be starting. You will see your course in Canvas on the first day of class. You can access Canvas by clicking on Canvas from the top bar of the Cuesta homepage (www.cuesta.edu), or by typing the Canvas address (https://cuesta.instructure.com/) into your browser address bar.
If you are not familiar with logging into canvas, please refer to the Canvas Quick Reference Guide Once logged into Canvas you will be directed on where to get started. Be sure to read all the direction on the course home page.
If you are having difficulty logging into Canvas after the first day of class and need assistance please email me or technical support at this email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have never taken an online class or this is your first experience with Canvas, please be patient with yourself. Online classes are not inherently easier, although they may be much more convenient for many students. You should expect to spend at least as much time, if not more on this course as you would on a course that meets face to face. Since there is no lecture component, much of this time will be self-directed and there will be a substantial amount of reading, viewing, studying, and writing required. This course is completely online using Canvas; all coursework (discussions, assignments, quizzes) is submitted online. There are no face-to-face meetings. Please be prepared to spend 8 - 12 hours per week on coursework for this class.
If you have never taken an online class or this is your first experience with Canvas, please be patient with yourself. Online classes are not inherently easier, although they may be much more convenient for many students. You should expect to spend at least as much time, if not more on this course as you would on a course that meets face to face. Since there is no lecture component, much of this time will be self-directed and there will be a substantial amount of reading, viewing, studying, and writing required. This course is completely online using Canvas; all coursework (discussions, assignments, quizzes) is submitted online. There are no face-to-face meetings. Please be prepared to spend 8 - 12 hours per week on coursework for this class
IS an ONLINE CLASS FOR YOU?
Go to the Cuesta College Canvas Tutorial (self-paced), there are many resources that were designed to help you understand the basis for an online class and the skills necessary for success. (If the tutorials do NOT describe you, then taking this class online is NOT for you and I strongly suggest that you drop the online class and enroll in a traditional classroom section.)
Regular Effective Contact Policy
Regular and Effective Instructor Contact will be met through weekly instructor initiated threaded discussion forums; weekly announcements to students; timely and effective feedback on student assignments; email, or messaging to individuals; and virtual office hours.
I encourage you to log into this course regularly, use the “How Do I…” forum in class, and participate actively in group discussions.
Your learning environment is best accessed from a desktop or laptop computer, using Firefox or Chrome. This may solve your problem! Please review the browser requirements and minimum computer specifications
This course is designed using an accessible Learning Management System, and course materials have been created with ADA compliance in mind. If you have a disability and might need accommodations in this class such as extended time on exams or other resources. Please contact the instructor as soon as possible so that you can receive appropriate accommodations in a timely manner. You should also contact DSPS (Disabled Student Programs & Services) or at 805-546-3148.
Course & College Policies
- Use respectful and appropriate language in your forum discussions.
- Please do not use texting language such as “lol”.
- Emoticons are acceptable ways to show emotion.
- You are expected to read all forum posts.
- You are to respond to the appropriate number of posts for each forum.
- All messages are public, so be careful and courteous when you post.
- Make your posts thorough and your replies as well.
- Complete sentences and thoughts are mandatory for forum posts.
- Use a person's name when you reply to his/her post.
Academic Honesty Policy
In addition to the behavior expectations noted above, please note all students attending San Luis Obispo County Community College District at any district site and when representing Cuesta College in any off-campus activity, assume an obligation to conduct themselves in an acceptable manner compatible with the Student Code of conduct. Please review the Cuesta College Student Code of conduct