Contemporary Health 1 Phone: 310-660-3652
Office: P.E. Building-Room 219
Office Hours Vary - See Instructor
Test 1 (Chapters 1-3) 80 points
Test 2 (Chapters 7-8) 80 points
Test 3 (Chapters 9-11) 80 points
Test 4 (Chapters 4-6)(Open book) 80 points
Research Paper (3-5 pages, typed, 50 points
due _______ ) MLA style.
Attendance 80 points
Textbook: Insel & Roth. Core Concepts in Health. (Brief Edition), Mountain
View, CA, Mayfield Publishing Co., 2006.
Course Overview: The purpose of this class is to give the student insight into the
various aspects of personal health and wellness. The student will gain an
understanding of the application of health and wellness principles in one's life as a
matter of personal responsibility. The course will be conducted as a combination
of lectures, discussions, and other in-class activities.
1. The student will be able to define "health" & "wellness" in a modern perspective.
2. The student will be conversant on current health issues/topics.
3. The student will be able to enhance his/her own health status.
4. The class will promote a better self-understanding by comprehending the primary
functions and structures of the human body as they relate to health and disease
Exra credit and homework assignments are given in class throughout the semester.
405 - 450 = A
360 - 404 = B
315 - 359 = C
270 - 314 = D
269 and below = F
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