HE-102: Health, Behavior and Society

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: HE-102 Health, Behavior and Society

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 class hours

Credits: 2 credits; Students may not receive credit for both HE-101 and HE-102

Pre-requisites (if any): None

Co-requisites (if any): None

Course Description in college catalog:

This fundamental course focuses on the relationship between health and human behavior by exploring the psychological, biological, and socio-cultural perspectives of health. Topics for discussion emphasize disease prevention and lifelong health promotion for the individual and the community. Learning experiences are designed to enable students to develop analytical reasoning skills in order to make informed health decisions and to promote and maintain wellness across diverse cultures. This course will examine major health areas of importance to the individual and society including nutrition, mental health, stress, sexuality, exercise science and addictions.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Management

A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology

A.A.S. Management

A.A. Liberal Arts

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

A.S. Gallery and Museum Studies

A.S. Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Sciences (Dual/Joint Degree Program with York College)

A.S. Dance

A.S. Theatre (Concentration: Acting)

A.S. Theatre (Concentration: Technical Theatre)

Certificate Program in Health Care Office Administration: Managing, Coding, and Billing­

A.S. Psychology

A.S. Biotechnology (Dual/Joint Degree Program with York College)

A.S. Art (Concentration: Art History)

A.S. Art (Concentration: Art and Design)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will define and describe disease prevention, health promotion and the use of the scientific method.

  2. Students will describe and discuss the models for health behavior change.

  3. Students will list and define the various nutrients, including, different types of fat.

  4. Students will describe the components of a healthy eating plan.

  5. Students will describe different types of exercise and the effects of exercise on the body.

  6. Students will describe the components of an exercise program.

  7. Students will describe the effects of stress on the body.

  8. Students will discuss ways in which to manage and reduce stress.

  9. Students will demonstrate stress reduction techniques.

  10. Students will define and describe various types of depression.

  11. Students will describe treatment options for various mental disorders.

  12. Students will identify various types of addictive behaviors.

  13. Students will describe the treatment and recovery process from addiction.

  14. Students will discuss the effectiveness of public health efforts to reduce smoking and obesity rates.

  15. Students will describe the determinants of health to reduce morbidity and mortality rates in diverse populations.

  16. Students will define and describe infectious diseases.

  17. Students will define and describe various methods of contraception.

  18. Students will describe the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of the major diseases, including, heart disease, cancer, stroke, COPD, and diabetes.

  19. Students will describe the current obesity epidemic among children and adults.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Examinations

  2. Assignments and Projects

  3. Participation and Oral Presentations

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.

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