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HSCI 008: Contemporary Health

Course Description

This course examines concepts of health from multiple perspectives and considers the biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of health in our contemporary world. Topics include, but are not limited to stress, nutrition, weight management, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, sexual health, exercise, psychological health, chronic disease, minority health, aging and dying. We also consider current world and public health events, cultural differences, and other significant contributions to the study of health.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: D. Social Sciences: D1 - Social and Behavioral Sciences
    E. Lifelong Understanding and Development
  • CSU GE: Area D - Social Sciences
    Area E - Lifelong Learning and Self Development
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 4 - Social and Behavioral Science
  • C-ID: PHS 100 - Personal Health and Wellness
Last Updated 7/19/23