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Health and Wellbeing Sciences B.S.

CCAPS Applied Professional Studies
College of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2021
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 65 to 86
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The Health and Wellbeing Sciences major is a broadly interdisciplinary, individualized bachelor of science degree. The lower division preparatory requirements and the upper division core curriculum include the foundational biological, physical, and social sciences relevant to health and wellbeing in the 21st century. Working closely with an adviser, students personalize their degree plan to meet their individual interests and professional goals. Through both core requirements and customized course selections, students can complete prerequisites for graduate and professional school programs or prepare for direct entry into a health- and wellbeing-related field. Students write a proposal paper documenting their course choices, relevant goals, and background experiences that support those choices.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 30 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Completion of prerequisite courses (or in progress): biology, chemistry, economics, nutrition, and psychology/sociology, with a grade of C- or better. Admission is based on individual review of a student's application for program match. First steps include attending a program information session and initial degree-planning appointment with an adviser.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students must earn 50 upper division credits in the degree. At least half of the upper division credits required for the major must be taken at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. (25crs)
Proposal Development Seminar Course
ICP 3101W - Inter-College Program Proposal Development [WI] (2.0 cr)
Foundation Prerequisites
A grade of C- or better is required in each of these courses.
Biology
PSTL 1135 is acceptable IF already taken.
BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
Chemistry
Chemistry Option A
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
or Chemistry Option B
CHEM 1015 - Introductory Chemistry: Lecture [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1017 - Introductory Chemistry: Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
BIOC 2011 - Biochemistry for the Agricultural and Health Sciences (3.0 cr)
or Chemistry Option C
CHEM 1081 - Chemistry for the Life Sciences I [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
CHEM 1082 - Chemistry for the Life Sciences II (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1086 - Chemistry for the Life Sciences II Laboratory (1.0 cr)
Economics
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 cr)
or ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
Nutrition
FSCN 1112 - Principles of Nutrition [TS] (3.0 cr)
Social Science
ANTH 1003W - Understanding Cultures [SOCS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or EPSY 1281 - Psychological Science Applied [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or FSOS 1101 - Intimate Relationships [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or FSOS 1201 - Human Development in Families: Lifespan [SOCS, DSJ] (4.0 cr)
or FSOS 1211 - An Interdisciplinary Look at the Family in Multicultural America [DSJ, SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or GEOG 1301W - Our Globalizing World [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or PSTL 1211 - Sociological Perspectives: A Multicultural America [SOCS, DSJ] (4.0 cr)
or PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or SOC 1001 - Introduction to Sociology [SOCS, DSJ] (4.0 cr)
Career Readiness
ABUS 3051 - Career Search for the Professional Environment (2.0 cr)
or AHS 2400 - Writing a Personal Statement (1.0 cr)
or CFAN 3096 - Making the Most of your Professional Experience (1.0 cr)
or CFAN 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation (1.0 cr)
or ICP 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation (1.0 cr)
or CLA 3201 - Career Planning: Preparing for Your Post-Graduation Plans (2.0 cr)
Core Courses
Students must complete a minimum of 29 upper division credits within the Core by choosing one course from each category. Courses are chosen in consultation with an adviser. Must earn a grade of C- or better in all courses and maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA.
Anatomy
ANAT 3001 - Human Anatomy (3.0 cr)
or ANAT 3601 - Principles of Human Anatomy (3.0 cr)
or ANAT 3611 - Principles of Human Anatomy (3.0 cr)
or KIN 3027 - Human Anatomy for Kinesiology Students (4.0 cr)
Communication
ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results [WI] (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4571W - Introduction to Grant Writing for Health Care and Nonprofit Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
or PHAR 3206 - Foundations of Health Literacy (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3029W - Business and Professional Writing [WI] (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3221W - Communication Modes and Methods [WI] (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3257 - Technical and Professional Presentations (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3405W - Humanistic Healthcare and Communication [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing [WI] (4.0 cr)
or WRIT 3577W - Rhetoric, Technology, and the Internet [TS, WI] (3.0 cr)
Ethics
BTHX 5100 - Introduction to Clinical Ethics (3.0 cr)
or BTHX 5300 - Foundations of Bioethics (3.0 cr)
or NURS 4402 - Taking Ethical Action in Health Care [CIV] (1.0 cr)
or PHIL 3302W - Moral Problems of Contemporary Society [CIV, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHIL 3305 - Medical Ethics (4.0 cr)
or PHIL 3322W - Moral Problems of Contemporary Society [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
or PHAR 4204W - Drugs and the U.S. Healthcare System [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
Health and Fitness
KIN 3001 - Lifetime Health and Wellness [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
Integrative Health
CSPH 1001 - Principles of Holistic Health and Healing (2.0 cr)
or CSPH 3001 - Introduction to Integrative Healing (3.0 cr)
or CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
Management/Economics
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4501 - Building and Running a Small Business Enterprise (4.0 cr)
or ABUS 4705 - Leadership and Management for the Professional Practice (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 4707 - Financial Management for the Professional Practice (3.0 cr)
or HSM 3521 - Health Care Delivery Systems (3.0 cr)
or HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
or HSM 4561W - Health Care Administration and Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3010 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4.0 cr)
or PUBH 3801 - Health Economics and Policy (3.0 cr)
Nutrition
CSPH 3301 - Food Choices: Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves (3.0 cr)
or CSPH 5431 - Functional Nutrition: An Expanded View of Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Optimal Health (2.0 cr)
or FSCN 3612 - Life Cycle Nutrition (3.0 cr)
or FSCN 3614 - Nutrition Education and Counseling (3.0 cr)
or FSCN 3615 - Sociocultural Aspects of Food, Nutrition, and Health [GP] (3.0 cr)
or FSCN 4612W - Advanced Human Nutrition [WI] (4.0 cr)
or FSCN 4614W - Community Nutrition [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 3905 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
Pathology
LAMP 4177 - Nature of Disease: Pathology for Allied Health Students (3.0 cr)
Physiology
BIOL 3211 - Physiology of Humans and Other Animals (3.0 cr)
or KIN 3385 - Human Physiology (4.0 cr)
or PHSL 3051 - Human Physiology (4.0 cr)
or PHSL 3061 - Principles of Physiology (4.0 cr)
Public Health
PUBH 3001 - Personal and Community Health (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 3004 - Basic Concepts in Personal and Community Health (4.0 cr)
Statistics
EPSY 3264 - Basic and Applied Statistics [MATH] (3.0 cr)
or NURS 3710 - Statistics for Clinical Practice and Research [MATH] (3.0 cr)
or PSY 3801 - Introduction to Psychological Measurement and Data Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or SOC 3811 - Social Statistics [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3.0 cr)
Terminology
PHAR 1002 - Medical Terminology (2.0 cr)
or PHAR 5201 - Applied Medical Terminology (2.0 cr)
Upper Division Health and Wellbeing Sciences Emphasis and Supporting Credits
To reach the 50 upper division credits required for the major, students must select 12-16 credits within the emphasis or related supporting courses (see adviser). Must earn C- or better in all plus overall GPA 2.0 or higher. Examples include Addiction Studies, Business/Marketing Ed, Comm & Languages, Integrative Med/Holistic Health & Healing, Health Services Mgmt, Life Science, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Public Health, Human Sexuality, Social Sciences, Social Work, Youth Studies.
Writing Requirement
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4571W - Introduction to Grant Writing for Health Care and Nonprofit Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3605W - Persuasive Speaking and Speech Writing [WI] (3.0 cr)
· FSCN 4612W - Advanced Human Nutrition [WI] (4.0 cr)
· FSCN 4614W - Community Nutrition [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· HSM 4561W - Health Care Administration and Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ICP 3101W - Inter-College Program Proposal Development [WI] (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 3033W - Business Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 3302W - Moral Problems of Contemporary Society [CIV, WI] (4.0 cr)
· WRIT 3029W - Business and Professional Writing [WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3221W - Communication Modes and Methods [WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3405W - Humanistic Healthcare and Communication [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing [WI] (4.0 cr)
· WRIT 3577W - Rhetoric, Technology, and the Internet [TS, WI] (3.0 cr)
 
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ICP 3101W - Inter-College Program Proposal Development (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: ICP student or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Write proposal of study/formulate plan of courses through which to complete degree. prereq: ICP student or instr consent
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Biol 1009/Biol 1009H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A comprehensive introduction to biology - includes molecular structure of living things, cell processes, energy utilization, genetic information and inheritance, mechanisms of evolution, biological diversity, and ecology. Includes lab. This comprehensive course serves as a prerequisite and requirement in many majors.
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chem 1061/Chem 1071H/Chem 1081
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Atomic theory, periodic properties of elements. Thermochemistry, reaction stoichiometry. Behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. Molecular/ionic structure/bonding. Organic chemistry and polymers. energy sources, environmental issues related to energy use. Prereq-Grade of at least C- in [1011 or 1015] or [passing placement exam, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1065]; intended for science or engineering majors; concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1065; registration for 1065 must precede registration for 1061
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chem 1062/Chem 1072H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Chemical kinetics. Radioactive decay. Chemical equilibrium. Solutions. Acids/bases. Solubility. Second law of thermodynamics. Electrochemistry/corrosion. Descriptive chemistry of elements. Coordination chemistry. Biochemistry. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 1061 or equiv, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1066; registration for 1066 must precede registration for 1062
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chem 1065/Chem 1075H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1061
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chem 1066/Chem 1076H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1062
CHEM 1015 - Introductory Chemistry: Lecture (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chem 1011/Chem 1015
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Matter/energy, atoms, compounds, solutions, chemical reactions, mole/chemical calculations, gases, liquids, solids, chemical bonding, atomic/molecular structure, acids, bases, equilibria. Physical/chemical properties of hydrocarbons and organic compounds. Problem solving. prereq: [High school chemistry or equiv], two yrs high school math, not passed chem placement exam, high school physics recommended; Students who will go on to take CHEM 1061/1065 should take CHEM 1015 only. Students who will NOT be continuing on to CHEM 1061/1065 and need to fulfill the Physical Science/Lab core requirement need take the 1-credit lab course CHEM 1017 either concurrently or consecutively. This course will NOT fulfill the Physical Science/Lab core requirement unless the CHEM 1017 lab course is completed either concurrently or consecutively.
CHEM 1017 - Introductory Chemistry: Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: [1015 or &1015], %; credit will not be granted if credit received for: 1011; CHEM 1017 is a 1-credit lab-only course. This course is not intended for students who are planning to take CHEM 1061/1065. Intended only for students who need the course to fulfill the Physical Science/Lab requirement, and are taking CHEM 1015 either concurrently or consecutively. This course will NOT fulfill the Physical Science/Lab core requirement, unless CHEM 1015 is completed either concurrently or consecutively.; meets Lib Ed req of Physical Sciences)
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Organic chemistry. Matter/energy, atoms, compounds, solutions, chemical reactions, mole/chemical calculations, gases, liquids, solids, chemical bonding, atomic/molecular structure, acids, bases, equilibria. Physical/chemical properties of hydrocarbons and organic compounds containing halogens, nitrogen, or oxygen. Problem solving. prereq: [1015 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1015], dept consent; credit will not be granted if credit received for: 1011; CHEM 1017 is a 1-credit lab-only course. This course is not intended for students who are planning to take CHEM 1061/1065. Intended only for students who need the course to fulfill the Physical Science/Lab requirement, and are taking CHEM 1015 either concurrently or consecutively. This course will NOT fulfill the Physical Science/Lab core requirement, unless CHEM 1015 is completed either concurrently or consecutively.; meets Lib Ed req of Physical Sciences)
BIOC 2011 - Biochemistry for the Agricultural and Health Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of organic chemistry and biochemistry outlining structure and metabolism of biomolecules, metabolic regulation, principles of molecular biology. prereq: Chem 1015, Bio 1009
CHEM 1081 - Chemistry for the Life Sciences I (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chem 1061/Chem 1071H/Chem 1081
Typically offered: Every Fall
The topics of atomic theory, molecular structure, bonding and shape, energy and enthalpy, gases, properties of solutions, and equilibrium will be presented along with their application to biological systems. Intended to provide a strong chemistry background for students pursuing life science related majors or careers in life science related fields. prereq: grade of a C- or better in CHEM 1015 or passing chemistry placement exam. This course is recommended for CBS majors.
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chem 1065/Chem 1075H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1061
CHEM 1082 - Chemistry for the Life Sciences II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
The topics of acids, bases and equilibrium, kinetics, nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions, free radicals, electrochemistry, and alkene addition reactions will be presented along with their application to biological systems. Intended to provide a strong chemistry background for students pursuing life science related majors or careers in life science related fields. prereq: grade of a C- or better in CHEM 1081 (lecture) and CHEM 1065 (lab); concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1086; registration for 1086 must precede registration for 1082. This course is recommended for CBS majors.
CHEM 1086 - Chemistry for the Life Sciences II Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Experimental techniques and instrumentation applied to the study of chemical reactions. Techniques include computational chemistry, isolation of natural products, chromatography, acid-base titrations, preparation of buffers, study of reaction kinetics, and examination of polymer degration. Prereq: grade of a C- or better in CHEM 1081 (lecture) and CHEM 1065 (lab). Concurrent registration in CHEM 1082 is required. This course is recommended for CBS majors.
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy.
APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Typically offered: Every Spring
Unemployment/inflation, measures of national income, macro models, fiscal policy/problems. Taxes and the national debt. Money/banking, monetary policy/problems. Poverty and income distribution. International trade and exchange rates. Economic growth/development. prereq: 1101 or Econ 1101
ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Microeconomic behavior of consumers, firms, and markets in domestic and world economy. Demand and supply. Competition and monopoly. Distribution of income. Economic interdependencies in the global economy. Effects of global linkages on individual decisions. prereq: knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aggregate consumption, saving, investment, and national income. Role of money, banking, and business cycles in domestic and world economy. International trade, growth, and development. U.S. economy and its role in the world economy. International interdependencies among nations. prereq: [1101 or equiv], knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
FSCN 1112 - Principles of Nutrition (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course explores fundamental concepts of nutrition, nutrient functions, human nutritional requirements, and food sources. We will learn about evaluating nutrition information and food safety, and investigate the role of nutrition in chronic disease, public policy, and the environment. Nutrition is both a science and social science. This class involves social aspects, but mainly concerns the biochemistry and physiology of how food is processed in the body. The chapters on carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and metabolism especially built on biology and physiology. Course topics include: 1. essential nutrients (macro-and-micro-nutrients) needed from the diet; 2. major functions of nutrients and physiological changes with deficiency or excess; 3. digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients; 4. weight management; 5. scientific method and nutrition; 6. life cycle issues; 7. food safety issues 8. nutrition for sports Prerequisites: High school biology and chemistry
ANTH 1003W - Understanding Cultures (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 1003W/Anth 1003V
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to social and cultural anthropology. Comparative study of societies and cultures around the world. Topics include adaptive strategies; economic processes; kinship, marriage, and gender; social stratification; politics and conflicts; religion and ritual; personality and culture.
EPSY 1281 - Psychological Science Applied (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The course introduces students to applied psychology as a discipline and reviews fundamental principles of psychology through the lenses of applied and professional areas that are the foci of CEHD majors. Specifically, through the lenses of education, we review principles of learning, memory, development, intelligence, and interventions; through the lenses of health and wellness, we review personality, biological, social, and cognitive bases of normal and abnormal behavior, as well as treatments; and, through the lenses of business and organizations, we review principles of motivation, sensation perception, and social behavior. Thus, these psychological principles are considered theoretically, empirically, and through examples for application, with lab discussions and projects emphasizing education, business, health and wellness. The course serves as a foundation for future coursework in education, health sciences, and psychology, and is consistent with the APA’s public education effort to demonstrate how the science and application of psychology benefits society and improves lives.
FSOS 1101 - Intimate Relationships (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Couple dynamics. Overview of how to develop, maintain, and terminate an intimate relationship. Communication, conflict resolution, power, roles. Programs for marriage preparation, marriage enrichment, and marital therapy.
FSOS 1201 - Human Development in Families: Lifespan (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Human development in a family context. Life-course and human development theories. Individual/family development, mate selection, birth, life cycle. Physical, cognitive, language, social, social, and personality development. Historical, social, and cultural factors. How theory/research are applied to everyday lives.
FSOS 1211 - An Interdisciplinary Look at the Family in Multicultural America (DSJ, SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: FSoS 1211/PsTL 1211
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed as an introduction to multicultural families using an ecological lens. The institution of the family is recognized globally as a basic unit of a society that produces, develops, socializes, and launches the next generation of its citizenry. This course will focus on families in contemporary America, a society that has grown increasingly diverse, and faces many complex challenges in today?s global environment. Using a human ecological lens allows us to examine families in their nested and interdependent environments--how individuals shape and are shaped by families, their human built environments, their socio-cultural environments, and their natural-physical environments. This is a service learning class.
GEOG 1301W - Our Globalizing World (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 1301W/Geog 1301V
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to geographical understandings of globalization and of connections/differences between places.
PSTL 1211 - Sociological Perspectives: A Multicultural America (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: FSoS 1211/PsTL 1211
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to sociological thinking through engaged, active learning, including service in community. Interaction of race, class, gender, age with greater societal institutions. Apply foundational understanding of sociology to real world situations.
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: PSTL 1281/Psy 1001/Psy 1001H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human behavior. Problems, methods, findings of modern psychology.
SOC 1001 - Introduction to Sociology (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Soc 1001/Soc 1011V/Soc 1012W
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course is designed to introduce you to the study of society and what sociologists call the "sociological imagination:" a way of viewing the events, relationships and social phenomena that shape our individual lives and much of our collective experience. Through the course we will examine some of the central concepts and problems that have preoccupied both classical and contemporary sociologists and gain a sense of how the sociological imagination can illuminate the social forces that have a concrete impact on our everyday lives. Throughout the course you will be asked to consider the ways in which society affects your life, and how you, in turn, affect society. prereq: Soc Majors/Minors must register A-F
ABUS 3051 - Career Search for the Professional Environment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
An introduction to the nuts and bolts of job search strategies, including résumé writing, interviewing, networking, and the use of technology and the Internet in job seeking. You will begin to make realistic decisions about what kinds of jobs and work environments will best suit you after graduation and into the future, and formulate a concrete plan for how to attain this important career goal. In addition, you will have an understanding of the professional environment of business. This will include appropriate on-the-job behavior and how knowledge of corporate culture, communication, and etiquette can make the difference between struggling in the business world and succeeding and advancing. Professional presentation, dress, and communication are highlighted. Assignments will focus on practical and applied knowledge relating to career-oriented skills, exploration, and success. Prerequisites: None, but upper-division status recommended.
AHS 2400 - Writing a Personal Statement
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Develop competitive personal statement. Designed for students applying to health professional program in coming year.
CFAN 3096 - Making the Most of your Professional Experience
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Enhance quality internship experience. Insight about self, world of work, individual learning styles. Communicate skills/learning. prereq: Secured internship, instr consent
CFAN 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Self exploration, networking, industry research, job/internship search, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, salary negotiation, goal setting. prereq: Soph or jr or sr or grad student
ICP 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: Soph or jr or sr or grad student
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Self exploration, networking, industry research, job/internship search, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, salary negotiation, goal setting. prereq: Soph or jr or sr or grad student
CLA 3201 - Career Planning: Preparing for Your Post-Graduation Plans
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
For juniors and seniors. This course helps you plan and prepare for your post-graduation plans, such as finding a job or applying for graduate school. Assignments include preparing for interviews, conducting informational interviews, and crafting your personal brand for cover letters and/or personal statements.
ANAT 3001 - Human Anatomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anat 3001/Anat 3611/Anat 3601
Typically offered: Every Fall
Anatomical relationships. Function based upon form. Clinical applications. Gross (macroscopic) anatomy, histology (microscopic anatomy). Neuroanatomy (nervous system), embryology (developmental anatomy). prereq: [BIOL 1002W or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2002 or equiv], at least soph
ANAT 3601 - Principles of Human Anatomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anat 3001/Anat 3611/Anat 3601
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anatomical relationships. Function based upon form. Clinical applications. Gross (macroscopic) anatomy, histology (microscopic anatomy). Neuroanatomy (nervous system), embryology (developmental anatomy). prereq: [BIOL 1002 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2002 or equiv], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3602 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3612], at least soph
ANAT 3611 - Principles of Human Anatomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anat 3001/Anat 3611/Anat 3601
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anatomical relationships. Function based upon form. Clinical applications. Gross (macroscopic) anatomy, histology (microscopic anatomy). Neuroanatomy (nervous system), embryology (developmental anatomy). prereq: [BIOL 1002 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2002 or equiv], at least soph; [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3602 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3612] recommended
KIN 3027 - Human Anatomy for Kinesiology Students
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Kinesiology 3027 is a 4 credit introduction to human anatomy with two 50-min lectures and one 100-min lab per week. The lecture series is organized around an organ systems approach and currently follows the text of Marieb et al., 8th. Edition. The lectures are divided into 3 major sections: musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and renal, and neuro-endocrine and digestive. Within each major section, anatomic description proceeds from the microscopic, or cellular level, to the key features of tissues that aggregate into organ anatomy (bottom up). The kinetic anatomy perspective describes the dynamic and functional features of organ systems based on their component organ anatomy and interactions (top-down). The context for course material covered will reflect a kinesiology focus on human movement in exercise and sports. This will better prepare students for graduate school courses in the health sciences, movement sciences, and Athletic Training. Students will be encouraged to learn their own anatomy as a health and preventive medicine skill. The laboratory component is primarily based in the Human Performance Teaching Laboratory (HPTL) in Mariucci Arena 141. Laboratory activities include: 1. Working with individual bones, intact skeletons, and models of limbs and organs 2. Following interactive virtual dissection using Pearson?s Mastering A&P software 3. Using Primal Picture software animations, and skeletal movement video clips to analyze and describe muscle actions in common sports movements and injuries. The Kinetic Anatomy (KA) lab involves direct examination and identification of bones, identification of key muscle origins and insertions, and the evaluation of skeletal movement. As a small group (KA) project, students will evaluate a couple physical movements (chosen by the students themselves from a selection of video clips), and give an oral presentation on their assessment of the kinetic anatomy (core movements, primary muscles involved, muscle origin and insertion, as well as agonist/antagonist muscles). A written report from this project will also be required to demonstrate the accurate use of terminology and effective communication of ideas.
ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects of communication essential for being persuasive/influential. Organizing/presenting ideas effectively, strategies for audience analysis, choosing communication methods, making appropriate use of informal influence methods, handling dissent. Processes for intercultural communication. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4571W - Introduction to Grant Writing for Health Care and Nonprofit Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ABUS 4571/ABUS 4571W/HSM 4571
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Nonprofits and health care entities will continue to be challenged by limited resources and increased needs in communities they serve. This reality also results in an increased need for these groups to find additional financial support. This course will provide an understanding of ways to find, research, and write proposals for grants offered by government and private entities. As a writing intensive course, it will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to the field because the only way for a nonprofit to be awarded a grant is by submitting a written proposal. The strength of the proposal has a significant impact on the money that an organization will receive. Students will become familiar with various sections of the proposal by drafting, editing, and seeking feedback, and by revising a needs assessment, goal statement, budget justification, and statement of organizational purpose. By learning how to write well in the field, students will increase their chances of being employed by a nonprofit and securing funding for their organization.
PHAR 3206 - Foundations of Health Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Phar 3206/Phar 5206
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In this course, we will focus on health literacy and its implications for patients, health care providers, and the health care system at large. We will discuss the consequences of poor health literacy and practical strategies for improving health literacy. This will include steps that individual patients can take and communication strategies for future health care providers. You will explore disparities in health and health care and the relationship to health literacy. We will discuss cultural competency through both student discussions and a book club and consider the impact on the patient experience. Functional health literacy includes being able to navigate the health care system and health insurance. As a class, we will discuss choosing a health insurance policy and controversies therein.
WRIT 3029W - Business and Professional Writing (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EngL 3029W/Writ 3029W
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
In this course students practice writing and revising common business documents for today?s business world. Students write memos, proposals, cover letters, resumes, and digital and web content as well as practice choice of appropriate formats and media. The course draws from current business practices and stresses workplace collaboration, broader issues of professional literacy, and responsive writing styles. Students practice rhetorical analysis and discuss concepts such as audience, purpose, tone, and context when writing and revising their documents. Students analyze and write from a variety of perspectives and contexts including formal (researched reports, proposals) and informal (email, social media) communication. Students also build a professional online presence through such platforms as LinkedIn.
WRIT 3221W - Communication Modes and Methods (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course presents a survey of fundamental theories and philosophies of communication. Students will become acquainted with several theories of language and linguistic meaning and with principles of non-verbal and relational communication, and will engage in reflection on differences between older and newer media or ?modes? of discourse (speaking vs. writing; conventional print vs. digital text, etc.). In addition to introducing theories and concepts, the course seeks to develop competencies in evaluating and applying them in the analysis of communication in various contexts including face-to-face conversations, ongoing interpersonal relationships, and digitally-mediated interactions.
WRIT 3257 - Technical and Professional Presentations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
In this course students develop oral presentation skills for technical or professional topics. Areas of study in the course include visual communication, audience analysis, presentation strategies, and presentation of complex research material. The course emphasizes use of digital technologies. Recommend that students take Comm 1101 or equivalent first
WRIT 3405W - Humanistic Healthcare and Communication (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Humanistic Healthcare and Communication focuses on critically therapeutic patient-provider communication. Topics surveyed include: health literacy, cultural and risk communication, health communication, narrative theory and digital medicine. These topics are brought to bear on three historical moments in the history of medicine when humanism entered or was displaced in medical practice. Students will be exposed to writings, visual arts and music created by physicians and nurses throughout history and write critical essays on these. These will prep students for the new MCAT exam. A variety of guest lecturers from the medical profession will discuss case histories that demonstrate the course themes in practice.
WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Writ 3562V/Writ 3562W
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course introduces students to technical and professional writing through various readings and assignments in which students analyze and create texts that work to communicate complex information, solve problems, and complete tasks. Students gain knowledge of workplace genres as well as to develop skills in composing such genres. This course allows students to practice rhetorically analyzing writing situations and composing genres such as memos, proposals, instructions, research reports, and presentations. Students work in teams to develop collaborative content and to compose in a variety of modes including text, graphics, video, audio, and digital. Students also conduct both primary and secondary research and practice usability testing. The course emphasizes creating documents that are goal-driven and appropriate for a specific context and audience.
WRIT 3577W - Rhetoric, Technology, and the Internet (TS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course examines the rich and complex ways people are seeking to inform and persuade others via the internet. Western rhetorical theories have adapted to address spoken, written, visual, and digital communication. The internet incorporates aspects of all of these modes of communication, but it also requires us to revisit how we have understood them. Students in Rhetoric, Technology, and the Internet will reinforce their understandings of rhetorical theories and the internet as a technology. The class will also ask students to read current scholarly work about the internet, and develop the critical tools needed to complement, extend, or challenge that work.
BTHX 5100 - Introduction to Clinical Ethics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Most frequent ethical problems faced by clinicians, patients/families, and ethics consultants. Forgoing life sustaining treatment, decisional capacity, informed consent, treatment refusals, death/dying, pediatric ethics, reproductive issues, research ethics, psychiatric illness. Real cases.
BTHX 5300 - Foundations of Bioethics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of major contemporary frameworks used to approach ethical issues in bioethics. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
NURS 4402 - Taking Ethical Action in Health Care (CIV)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ethical dimensions/role obligations of health care professionals related to selected social issues with health consequences. prereq: Senior undergrad nursing student, [4104 or instr consent]
PHIL 3302W - Moral Problems of Contemporary Society (CIV, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Phil 3302W/Phil 3322W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
One feature of life in modern society is the presence of deep moral disagreement. Individuals must decide what actions are right, and societies must make political choices. How do we know what the right answer is? Which answers and approaches are rationally defensible? Philosophical reflection, rational argument, and systematic analysis can help us think about these problems more clearly and arrive at answers that are both useful and intellectually satisfying. This course will address various rotating topics, such as abortion, animal rights, criminal punishment, censorship, personal relationships, affirmative action, and other active areas of moral and social concern.
PHIL 3305 - Medical Ethics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Moral problems confronting physicians, patients, and others concerned with medical treatment, research, and public health policy. Topics include abortion, living wills, euthanasia, genetic engineering, informed consent, proxy decision-making, and allocation of medical resources.
PHIL 3322W - Moral Problems of Contemporary Society (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Phil 3302W/Phil 3322W
Typically offered: Every Summer
How do we determine what is right and wrong? How should we live our lives? What do we owe others? Moral/ethical thought applied to problems and public disputes (e.g., capital punishment, abortion, affirmative action, animal rights, same-sex marriage, environmental protection).
PHAR 4204W - Drugs and the U.S. Healthcare System (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Phar 4204W/Phar 5200/Phar 6200
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Being an empowered patient is important when discussing ethics-driven issues within the U.S. healthcare system. This course will expose students to current controversial issues surrounding medications and national healthcare and help students examine their own role as a participant in this system. Students will learn to draw comparisons between medication use systems around the world and analyze other controversies related to access, choice, and quality of healthcare. During this course, students will explore how their choices, ethics, and behavior affect societal decisions surrounding the availability of medications in the U.S. and what their rights are as a citizen-participant during the healthcare debate. Students are expected to have completed the first-year writing requirement (https://cla.umn.edu/writing-studies/first-year-writing), or equivalent, prior to registering for this class. This is a completely online course with weekly due dates and is offered each Fall and Spring term. For more information, contact phar4204@umn.edu or 612-624-7976.
KIN 3001 - Lifetime Health and Wellness (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of health/wellness. Physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, environmental, and financial health. Influence of societal changes on general health/wellness of diverse populations.
CSPH 1001 - Principles of Holistic Health and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles/measures of holistic health that promote health and well being. Theory, how holistic health is incorporated into health care delivery system. Application/integration of holistic health into daily personal life.
CSPH 3001 - Introduction to Integrative Healing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Current US health care system/US cultural views of health/wellness. Various complementary/alternative medical systems/practices that might be integrated into current way of thinking about health/wellness/treatment of illness/disease. prereq: 60 credits or instr consent
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Demands on today's managers, with a focus on small to medium-sized organizations. Techniques/ideas beyond traditional studies. Applying management theory at all levels. Managing in a global workplace. Organizational planning and decision making. Organizing resources. Leading/motivating people. Controlling/evaluating organizational activities. This writing intensive designated course will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to this discipline because clear, accurate, and professional communication is essential to organization management. The ability to write effectively in terms of specified audiences ensures, in the professional world, successful communication between team members as well as the success of the projects, companies, and employees they represent. prereq: 45 semester credits recommended
ABUS 4501 - Building and Running a Small Business Enterprise
Credits: 4.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Strategies and practical knowledge needed to build and operate a small business. Begins with basic marketing, finance, and leadership principles that apply to the formation of a small business enterprise and continues with growth strategies and exercises to refine the business vision. Class discussions and independent reflective activities will enable students to assess their resources and develop management, leadership, business administration, and conflict-resolution skills. Via group work, students will develop a business plan, strategically identify performance indicators, learn ways to remain competitive and innovative in the marketplace, and prepare to evolve business plans and processes over time. Prerequisite: None, but previous business experience or study will be helpful.
ABUS 4705 - Leadership and Management for the Professional Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
An introduction to organizational behavior for students and professionals interested in leading or managing a professional practice. Its purpose is to improve your effectiveness as a leader or manager through an understanding of the sociological, economic, and political factors that affect organizations. The course will progress from an introspective look at leadership and your own personal preferences and style, to interactions with others in groups or teams, to the structure and dynamics of organizations and how they respond to external factors. prereq: 45 semester cr recommended
ABUS 4707 - Financial Management for the Professional Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Provides professional practitioners with the skills they need to make informed financial decisions for their business. It introduces the fundamental concepts of finance and also touches on related topics in financial and managerial accounting, marketing, and personal finance. Students will work in small groups to implement the principles they have learned by developing and analyzing a business plan of the kind used to request funding for a professional practice. prereq: 45 semester cr recommended
HSM 3521 - Health Care Delivery Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Health care (HC) delivery systems, health economics, third-party/public reimbursement, current trends in HC organizations/management/administration. Regulations, standards, quality assurance, accreditation, current ethical issues. Implications for HC providers/professionals, patients/families, communities, international health. prereq: 30 cr
HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
General principles of financial management for health care industry. Operational knowledge of financial management theory, esp., how hospitals and their departments develop/balance operating/capital budget for business growth/development. Governmental policies, procedures, and ethical issues controlling the health care industry. prereq: Basic accounting knowledge, a course such as ACCT 2050, and knowledge of Microsoft Excel are strongly recommended. HSM pre-majors should wait for major status to take this course.
HSM 4561W - Health Care Administration and Management (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Knowledge and and skills in the organizational and managerial aspects of health care. Applications of behavioral and organizational theory to health care settings. Topics will include organization models, supervision, employee evaluation, problem solving, productivity management, group leadership, and case studies. As a Writing Intensive course, it will provide management-level communication skills to develop a thoughtful and reflective understanding of the writing (and rewriting) process.
MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects/characteristics of organizations, their members. Why people/groups feel/behave as they do. Processes/methods that improve behavior/attitudes/effectiveness of members. Member/manager skills. Guest speakers, group presentations, films.
MGMT 3010 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: IBUS 3010/Mgmt 3010
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Career paths, including new business start-ups, franchising, acquisitions (including family business succession), corporate venturing, and entre-preneurial services. Legal structures for new business formation. Aspects of business law/ethics.
PUBH 3801 - Health Economics and Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ApEc 3801/PubH 3801
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economics of health care markets. Problems faced by consumers/health care services. Builds on principles of supply/demand for health, health care/insurance, and role of government. Theoretical/empirical models/applications. prereq: Course on microeconomics, course on basic statistics
CSPH 3301 - Food Choices: Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSPH 3301/FScN 3301
Typically offered: Every Spring
Link between our food/diet, agricultural practices, and health of planet. Food security. Cultural/personal context of food choices. Ways that food is produced, especially industrial monoculture. Food choices and the earth's bio diversity. Land use, water use, pollution, energy needs, climate change. Alternatives: organic/sustainable, fair trade. Economic policies/choices. Global tradeoffs.
CSPH 5431 - Functional Nutrition: An Expanded View of Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Optimal Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Principles of nutrition related to metabolic function. Model attempts to reduce chronic disease by looking for underlying causes/triggers and to intervene to restore function and achieve optimal health. Emphasizes importance of nutrition as a component of self-care. prereq: [Jr or sr or grad student] in Health Sciences or instr consent
FSCN 3612 - Life Cycle Nutrition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: CHEM 1061/1065
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nutritional changes throughout lifecycle. Pregnancy, lactation, childhood, adulthood, aging. Topics relevant to lifecycle changes (e.g., body composition, immunity, sports nutrition). prereq: CHEM 1061/1065
FSCN 3614 - Nutrition Education and Counseling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Effective communication skills are essential for all food and nutrition professionals whether working in clinical, community, management, or food service settings. This course is divided into two components: nutrition education and counseling. These two components will first teach the necessary knowledge and skills required of entry level dietitians such as educational theory and techniques, counseling theory and methods, interviewing techniques, and health literacy. You will also develop and practice these skills through application verbally in breakout sessions as well as written. The written component for the education section will include an interview paper; several informal activities in class all which will help develop and practice skills to complete the final project of developing a nutrition education lesson plan. The syllabus will focus on the nutrition education component. prereq: 1112
FSCN 3615 - Sociocultural Aspects of Food, Nutrition, and Health (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sociocultural aspects of regional/cultural diversity in food preferences and food behavior, food habits, demographics, lifestyles, food consumption, and expenditures. Effect of socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, age, and cultural meaning of foods on food choices.
FSCN 4612W - Advanced Human Nutrition (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced study of digestion/absorption of nutrients. Research techniques in nutrition, including human/epidemiological studies. Health promotion, disease prevention theories. Non-Enforced Prerequisites: FSCN 1112, CHEM 1062 and CHEM 1066 Enforced Prerequisites (students cannot register without the following): BioC 3021 or PHSL 3051 or ANSC 3301 or BIOL 3211 or Instructor Consent
FSCN 4614W - Community Nutrition (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Nutrition risks associated with different age, sex, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Community needs assessment. Program planning and evaluation. Programs developed to address the needs and interests of people at different stages of the life cycle, ethnic or cultural backgrounds, and literacy levels.
LAMP 4177 - Nature of Disease: Pathology for Allied Health Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Human disease as alteration of normal structure/function of anatomy/physiology. Variety of lecturers cover their area of expertise. Grade based on five unit exams. Offered online in spring and summer. prereq: One anatomy course, one physiology course, or instr consent
BIOL 3211 - Physiology of Humans and Other Animals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AnSc 3301/Biol 3211
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of the various solutions to common physiological problems faced by humans, other vertebrates, and invertebrates. Core concepts in physiology including flow down gradients, homeostatsis, cell-cell communication, interdependence of body systems, cell membrane dynamics, and mathematical modeling of physiological processes. Active learning format. prereq: [1009 or 2003], [CHEM 1062/1066 or 1082/1086], [2005 is recommended]
KIN 3385 - Human Physiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Functional/integrative approach organized by level of description, from molecular genetics to dynamic movement/clinical conditions. Cellular mechanisms for major physiological functions. Exercise, fitness, health, growth. prereq: [[KIN 3027 or ANAT 3001 or ANAT 3601 or ANAT 3611], KIN major] or instr consent
PHSL 3051 - Human Physiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Phsl 3050/Phsl 3051
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How major organ systems function (nerve, muscle, circulation, respiration, endocrine, renal, gastrointestinal, temperature regulation and energy metabolism). Three one-hour lectures, two-hour lab. prereq: [BIOL 1009 or 1 yr college biol], 1 yr college chem
PHSL 3061 - Principles of Physiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Phsl 3063/Phsl 3071
Typically offered: Every Fall
Human physiology with emphasis on quantitative aspects. Organ systems (circulation, respiration, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, muscle, peripheral and central nervous systems), cellular transport processes, and scaling in biology. prereq: 1 year college chem and physics and math through integral calculus
PUBH 3001 - Personal and Community Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 3001/PubH 3004
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental principles of health conservation and disease prevention.
PUBH 3004 - Basic Concepts in Personal and Community Health
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 3003/PubH 3004/PubH 3005/
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scientific, sociocultural, and attitudinal aspects of communicable and degenerative diseases, environmental and occupational health hazards, and alcohol and drug problems. Role of education in health conservation, disease control, and drug abuse.
EPSY 3264 - Basic and Applied Statistics (MATH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/EPsy 5261
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introductory statistics. Emphasizes understanding/applying statistical concepts/procedures. Visual/quantitative methods for presenting/analyzing data, common descriptive indices for univariate/bivariate data. Inferential techniques.
NURS 3710 - Statistics for Clinical Practice and Research (MATH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Numerical reasoning, measurement principles. Vital statistics, rates, data description. Probability. Hypothesis testing/confidence intervals for tests on means. Proportions, correlations, linear regression. prereq: [High school algebra or instr consent], students enrolled in School of Nursing must take A/F option
PSY 3801 - Introduction to Psychological Measurement and Data Analysis (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Psy 3801/Psy 3801H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive/basic inferential statistics used in psychology. Measures of central tendency, variability, t tests, one-way ANOVA, correlation, regression, confidence intervals, effect sizes. Psychological measurement. Graphical data presentation. Statistical software. prereq: High school algebra, [PSY 1001 or equiv]; intended for students who plan to major in psychology
SOC 3811 - Social Statistics (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Soc 3811/Soc 5811
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
This course will introduce majors and non-majors to basic statistical measures and procedures that are used to describe and analyze quantitative data in sociological research. The topics include (1) frequency and percentage distributions, (2) central tendency and dispersion, (3) probability theory and statistical inference, (4) models of bivariate analysis, and (5) basics of multivariate analysis. Lectures on these topics will be given in class, and lab exercises are designed to help students learn statistical skills and software needed to analyze quantitative data provided in the class. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for Soc 5811 (Soc 5811 offered Fall terms only). Undergraduates with strong math background are encouraged to register for 5811 in lieu of 3811. Soc Majors/Minors must register A-F.
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: AnSc 3011/ESPM 3012/Stat 3011/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Standard statistical reasoning. Simple statistical methods. Social/physical sciences. Mathematical reasoning behind facts in daily news. Basic computing environment.
STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This is an introductory course in statistics whose primary objectives are to teach students the theory of elementary probability theory and an introduction to the elements of statistical inference, including testing, estimation, and confidence statements. prereq: Math 1272
PHAR 1002 - Medical Terminology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Interested in learning the difference between an antigen and an antibiotic? During this course, you will not only increase your medical vocabulary by more than 2500 words at your own pace, you will also learn to identify and articulately describe a wide variety of medical conditions and processes. Communication related to disease states, procedures, and diagnostics in health care can sometimes seem like another language. This course will help you recognize medical abbreviations, relate terms to procedures and diagnostics, and comprehend the meaning of medical terminology by using word elements. If you are interested in the health care field or would like to understand more about your own medical care, this course is a great place to start. This is a completely online, self-paced course but runs on an accelerated 10-week schedule each Fall, Spring, and Summer term. For more information, contact phar1002@umn.edu or 612-624-7976.
PHAR 5201 - Applied Medical Terminology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will help students recognize medical abbreviations, relate terms to procedures and diagnostics, comprehend the meaning of medical terminology by using word elements, and apply medical terms in the context of patient care. Communication related to disease states, procedures, and diagnostics in health care can sometimes seem like another language. During this course, students will not only increase their medical vocabulary by more than 2500 words in a self-paced manner, they will also learn to identify and articulately describe a wide variety of medical conditions and processes. This is a completely online, self-paced course but runs on an accelerated 10-week schedule each Fall, Spring, and Summer term. For more information, contact phar5201@umn.edu or 612-624-7976. Prereq: Basic knowledge of human anatomy/physiology
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Demands on today's managers, with a focus on small to medium-sized organizations. Techniques/ideas beyond traditional studies. Applying management theory at all levels. Managing in a global workplace. Organizational planning and decision making. Organizing resources. Leading/motivating people. Controlling/evaluating organizational activities. This writing intensive designated course will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to this discipline because clear, accurate, and professional communication is essential to organization management. The ability to write effectively in terms of specified audiences ensures, in the professional world, successful communication between team members as well as the success of the projects, companies, and employees they represent. prereq: 45 semester credits recommended
ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects of communication essential for being persuasive/influential. Organizing/presenting ideas effectively, strategies for audience analysis, choosing communication methods, making appropriate use of informal influence methods, handling dissent. Processes for intercultural communication. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4571W - Introduction to Grant Writing for Health Care and Nonprofit Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ABUS 4571/ABUS 4571W/HSM 4571
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Nonprofits and health care entities will continue to be challenged by limited resources and increased needs in communities they serve. This reality also results in an increased need for these groups to find additional financial support. This course will provide an understanding of ways to find, research, and write proposals for grants offered by government and private entities. As a writing intensive course, it will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to the field because the only way for a nonprofit to be awarded a grant is by submitting a written proposal. The strength of the proposal has a significant impact on the money that an organization will receive. Students will become familiar with various sections of the proposal by drafting, editing, and seeking feedback, and by revising a needs assessment, goal statement, budget justification, and statement of organizational purpose. By learning how to write well in the field, students will increase their chances of being employed by a nonprofit and securing funding for their organization.
COMM 3605W - Persuasive Speaking and Speech Writing (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Performance/composition with critical inquiry into rhetoric theories. Writing, thinking, and speaking skills. prereq: 1101, soph
FSCN 4612W - Advanced Human Nutrition (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced study of digestion/absorption of nutrients. Research techniques in nutrition, including human/epidemiological studies. Health promotion, disease prevention theories. Non-Enforced Prerequisites: FSCN 1112, CHEM 1062 and CHEM 1066 Enforced Prerequisites (students cannot register without the following): BioC 3021 or PHSL 3051 or ANSC 3301 or BIOL 3211 or Instructor Consent
FSCN 4614W - Community Nutrition (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Nutrition risks associated with different age, sex, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Community needs assessment. Program planning and evaluation. Programs developed to address the needs and interests of people at different stages of the life cycle, ethnic or cultural backgrounds, and literacy levels.
HSM 4561W - Health Care Administration and Management (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Knowledge and and skills in the organizational and managerial aspects of health care. Applications of behavioral and organizational theory to health care settings. Topics will include organization models, supervision, employee evaluation, problem solving, productivity management, group leadership, and case studies. As a Writing Intensive course, it will provide management-level communication skills to develop a thoughtful and reflective understanding of the writing (and rewriting) process.
ICP 3101W - Inter-College Program Proposal Development (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: ICP student or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Write proposal of study/formulate plan of courses through which to complete degree. prereq: ICP student or instr consent
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: BA 3033W/Mgmt 3033W/IBUS 3033W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Written/oral communication skills for effective participation in contempory organizations. From basic principles to communication strategy. Communication technology. Cases, simulations of "real-world" situations. Student small groups meet with instructor three times for presentation coaching/feedback. Recitation times are arranged with instructor at start of semester. prereq: Fr composition, CSOM upper-div, at least 60 cr
PHIL 3302W - Moral Problems of Contemporary Society (CIV, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Phil 3302W/Phil 3322W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
One feature of life in modern society is the presence of deep moral disagreement. Individuals must decide what actions are right, and societies must make political choices. How do we know what the right answer is? Which answers and approaches are rationally defensible? Philosophical reflection, rational argument, and systematic analysis can help us think about these problems more clearly and arrive at answers that are both useful and intellectually satisfying. This course will address various rotating topics, such as abortion, animal rights, criminal punishment, censorship, personal relationships, affirmative action, and other active areas of moral and social concern.
WRIT 3029W - Business and Professional Writing (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EngL 3029W/Writ 3029W
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
In this course students practice writing and revising common business documents for today?s business world. Students write memos, proposals, cover letters, resumes, and digital and web content as well as practice choice of appropriate formats and media. The course draws from current business practices and stresses workplace collaboration, broader issues of professional literacy, and responsive writing styles. Students practice rhetorical analysis and discuss concepts such as audience, purpose, tone, and context when writing and revising their documents. Students analyze and write from a variety of perspectives and contexts including formal (researched reports, proposals) and informal (email, social media) communication. Students also build a professional online presence through such platforms as LinkedIn.
WRIT 3221W - Communication Modes and Methods (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course presents a survey of fundamental theories and philosophies of communication. Students will become acquainted with several theories of language and linguistic meaning and with principles of non-verbal and relational communication, and will engage in reflection on differences between older and newer media or ?modes? of discourse (speaking vs. writing; conventional print vs. digital text, etc.). In addition to introducing theories and concepts, the course seeks to develop competencies in evaluating and applying them in the analysis of communication in various contexts including face-to-face conversations, ongoing interpersonal relationships, and digitally-mediated interactions.
WRIT 3405W - Humanistic Healthcare and Communication (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Humanistic Healthcare and Communication focuses on critically therapeutic patient-provider communication. Topics surveyed include: health literacy, cultural and risk communication, health communication, narrative theory and digital medicine. These topics are brought to bear on three historical moments in the history of medicine when humanism entered or was displaced in medical practice. Students will be exposed to writings, visual arts and music created by physicians and nurses throughout history and write critical essays on these. These will prep students for the new MCAT exam. A variety of guest lecturers from the medical profession will discuss case histories that demonstrate the course themes in practice.
WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Writ 3562V/Writ 3562W
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course introduces students to technical and professional writing through various readings and assignments in which students analyze and create texts that work to communicate complex information, solve problems, and complete tasks. Students gain knowledge of workplace genres as well as to develop skills in composing such genres. This course allows students to practice rhetorically analyzing writing situations and composing genres such as memos, proposals, instructions, research reports, and presentations. Students work in teams to develop collaborative content and to compose in a variety of modes including text, graphics, video, audio, and digital. Students also conduct both primary and secondary research and practice usability testing. The course emphasizes creating documents that are goal-driven and appropriate for a specific context and audience.
WRIT 3577W - Rhetoric, Technology, and the Internet (TS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course examines the rich and complex ways people are seeking to inform and persuade others via the internet. Western rhetorical theories have adapted to address spoken, written, visual, and digital communication. The internet incorporates aspects of all of these modes of communication, but it also requires us to revisit how we have understood them. Students in Rhetoric, Technology, and the Internet will reinforce their understandings of rhetorical theories and the internet as a technology. The class will also ask students to read current scholarly work about the internet, and develop the critical tools needed to complement, extend, or challenge that work.