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NURS 1302

Cultural Determinants of Health Behavior

Three semester hours, theory only. (FL/SP) Writing Intensive (WIN) course.

This course explores relationships between cultural phenomena and health behavior.  The meaning and expression of personal health behaviors are examined as consequences of family and community life, set within developmental contexts.  The ways and conditions under which individuals define health status across the lifespan are articulated.  Cultural forces that enhance or reduce the capacity of individuals, families, population or communities to maintain health are analyzed. To earn credit, this course must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, co-requisite ENGL 1302. Any student taking this course must have Nursing department approval.

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