Reading Outline

This course reading outline and the dates established therein may be subject to change at discretion of the instructor.

* indicates brief 1-10 item quiz immediately following the reading: 10% of course grade

Week One: 8/31 Introduction/Course Overview Policies 9/2
Week Two: 9/2; 9/9 Health Psychology; Research Methods Intro to Health Psych; The Scientific Method 9/9*
Week Three: 9/10; 9/16 Race: Biological and Social Views Race 9/16*
Week Four: 9/21; 9/28 Theories of Health Behavior and Change Models for Positive Change 9/23*
Week Five: 9/30; 10/5 Health, Race, and Social Justice Public Health; Global Health; Descriptive Epidemiology 9/30*
Week Six: 10/7; 10/14 Stress Responses and Coping Mechanisms Stress and the Body: Stress and Immunity 10/7*
Week Seven: 10/19; 10/21 HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS 10/21
Week Eight: 10/26; 10/28 Social Class in the U.S. Stratification- Katherine Carter 10/28
Week Nine: 11/2; 11/4 Understanding and Treating Chronic Illness Experience of Illness 11/4*
Week Ten: 11/9; 11/11 Cardiovascular Disease Effects of Exercise on the Heart 11/11*
Week Eleven:11/16;11/18 Chronic Pain Disorders Fibromyalgia 11/18
Week Twelve: 11/23; 11/25 Cancer Cancer Overview 11/25
Week Thirteen: 11/30; 12/2 LiveWell Behavior Program Image Presentations
Week Fourteen: 12/7; 12/9 Group Poster Presentations
Week Fifteen:FINAL 12/14/15 Self-Reflection of Critical Race Paper and Course Review film transcripts and notes


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