Health Science options
HESC 3165. Working with the Aged (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Techniques of helping the aged deal with the mental, emotional, and physical adjustments inherent in this stage of life.
HESC 4107. Fundamentals of School Health (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. An introduction to the structures and services of a comprehensive school health program.
HESC 4129. Death and Dying (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. An evaluation of current concepts of moral, legal, medical, and psychological aspects of dying and death. Strategies for the health professional assisting people through this final stage of life will be emphasized.
HESC 4698. Internship (1-10-3) Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of department. Field experience in an appropriate agency or occupational setting where the student can gain practical experience in health services. (S/U grading.) (Course fee required.)
HESC 4795. Seminar in Health Science (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Special topics and problems in the health sciences. May be taken twice for credit if topics differ.
HESC 4899. Independent Study (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Senior standing, 24 hours of HESC courses, and consent of instructor. Areas and topics vary with professors. (Course fee required.)
HESC 5106. Behavioral Determinants of Health and Disease (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Exploration of mind-body connections as related to the development of physical illness as well as optimal well-being. Emphasis is on current research in this subject area.
HESC 5107. Human Sexuality (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. An analysis of the issues surrounding the nature of human sexuality, its genesis, its expressions and its influence on health and disease, and educational strategies useful in sex education classes.
HESC 5108. Consumer Health (3-0-3) An analysis of information requisites to being an informed consumer of health-related products. Fraud, quackery, and consumer protection systems will be included.
HESC 5109. Grant Writing for the Health Professions (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 and 1102 with grades of "C" or better. Introduction into the techniques of grant writing to include formalizing a conceptual health-related proposal, conducting a community needs assessment, and seeking relevant funders.
HESC 5188. Contemporary Health Problems (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. A study of current health problems of major concern in the U.S., their antecedents and role of the educational system in their mitigation.