Feb 24, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog



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 students.

Catalog Description:

ALH6312 Personal Health And Community Hygiene (3 hrs)

Designed to give the student a working knowledge of fundamental principles of healthful living as applied to the work of the individual, the school, the community, and the various levels of government in promoting health programs. Considerable emphasis is placed on mental health, stimulants and narcotics, dietary disturbances and dangers, glands of internal secretion, parenthood, and communicable diseases.

Course Classification:




Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to help provide the student with a working knowledge of fundamental principles of healthful living as applied to the work of the individual, school community and various level of government.  Considerable emphasis is placed on human sexuality, parenthood, drugs and alcohol and mental health.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student will have the knowledge of the essential requirements for promoting and maintaining good health.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

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

UNIT 1:  Personal Skills and Time Management

Outcomes:   The student will gain an understanding of personal skills and time management.

  • Set priorities in which several tasks will be accomplished
  • Regular attendance and being on time for class

UNIT 2: Speaking Skills

Outcomes:  The student will gain an ability to more effectively interact with others.

  • Participate in group and class communications

UNIT 3: Human Resource Management

Outcomes: The student will better understand life styles and how to utilize new technology.

  • Explain how our life styles are affected by society.
  • Discuss the positive and negatives of adapting new technologies.

UNIT 4: Listening Skills

Outcomes: The student will develop better listening skills.

  • Demonstrate appropriate listening skills to be able to obtain the knowledge through discussion of other students, instructor, or videos.

UNIT 5: Knowledge of Health

Outcomes: The student will gain an increased awareness of health.

  • Obtain knowledge on the human reproductive system & how it works.
  • Obtain information on different types of birth control methods:  effectiveness, availability & how they work.
  • Summarize the different sexuality transmitted diseases how contacted, danger, symptoms, cures.
  • Obtain knowledge on the process of pregnancy, process prenatal, childbirth, postnatal care.
  • Information on reasons of drug use, psychological & physiological dependence.
  • Summarize different classes of drugs and how the body reacts to each class, and where they come from.

Projects Required:



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 Timeframe:

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 and which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.