Feb 20, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

MIN6440 WOMEN & HEALTH ISSUES COURSE PROCEDURE


MIN6440 WOMEN & HEALTH ISSUES

3 Credit Hours

 

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.

 

Catalog Description:

MIN6440 - Women and Health (3 hrs)

[KRSN GCS1010]

A course designed to give women an overview of women’s issues regarding health-related topics, germane to political, cultural, sexual, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual arenas, as they relate to women.

 

Prerequisites:

None

 

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge concerning health and health-related topics, germane to political, cultural, sexual, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual arenas, as they relate to women.

 

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to…

 

Units Outcomes and Criterion Based Evaluation Key for Core Content:

The following outline defines the minimum core content, not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.

 

UNIT 1: HISTORICAL VIEW OF WOMEN

Outcomes:  Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully…

 

  • Understand the historical views of women and health
  • Define women’s roles in America
  • Gain insight into the feminist movement
  • Examine traditional women’s roles

 

UNIT 2: GENDER ISSUES

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully…

 

  • Explain social and gender inequality
  • Describe status, role, and expectation
  • Illustrate the various meanings of gender roles
  • Distinguish male and female roles throughout history

 

UNIT 3: MEDIA INFLUENCE

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully…

 

  • Describe the role of the media on women’s issues
  • Give examples of media influence in defining the role of women
  • Portray various female role models in American culture
  • Understand media influence on shaping women’s self-images

 

UNIT 4: FEMININE ISSUES & DISORDERS

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully…

 

  • Define Anorexia, Nervosa, and Bulimia
  • Understand women-related health issue
  • Examine domestic violence
  • Describe female sexuality from puberty through menopause

 

UNIT 5: THE MOMMY TRACK

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully…

 

  • Define women’s roles as wife and mother
  • Understand the complexities of marriage and parenthood
  • Describe stress inducers and stress reducers
  • Explain the psychological, physical, and social changes of aging

 

Projects Required:

 

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

 

Materials/Equipment Required:

 

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

 

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

 

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

 

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission, and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching, and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

 

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

 

Disability Services Program:

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class, which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.