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NURS 1302 (Basic Program)/3302 (RN/BSN)

Cultural Determinants of Health Behavior

Three semester hours, theory only. (FL/SP)

This course examines relationships between cultural phenomena and health behavior. The meaning and expression of personal health behaviors are explored as consequences of family and community life set within developmental contexts. For both children and adults, the ways and conditions under which individuals define health status are explored. Cultural forces that enhance or reduce the capacity of individuals, families, or communities to maintain health are analyzed. To earn credit, this course must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Prerequisite: None.

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