Jul 05, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course descriptions include the following elements:

Course Code, Number, and Titles: The course code indicates the department or program in which the course is housed. The course number indicates the level at which the course should be taken. Generally, first-year students take 100-level courses; sophomores, 200-level; juniors, 300-level; and seniors, 400-level. Students are required to limit course selection to courses not more than one level above their class standing. First-year students are not permitted to enroll in 400-level courses. Undergraduate students who need 12 or fewer semester credits to complete all baccalaureate degree requirements may request permission from the Director of Graduate Studies to take courses for graduate credit to complete a regular course load during the semester of  graduation. However, undergraduate students may not enroll in courses at the 600-level or 700-level.

Credits: The number of semester hours of credit given upon completion of the course.

Course Content: A brief description of subject matter gives students an idea of what to expect in the course.

Prerequisites: If required or recommended, a prerequisite is either a course that must be completed prior to enrolling in the course or some other requirement that must be met prior to enrolling in the course.

Grading Method: If a course is offered on a grade-only or pass/no credit-only basis, that status is included in the course description. A department’s general pass/no credit policy is included in its listing of program requirements. Students should check the policy before enrolling in a course on a pass/no credit basis.

Frequency of Offering: Course descriptions may indicate how often the course is offered.

Legend:

◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

= Civic Engagement and Service Learning

 

Global Studies

  
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    GS 225 - Introduction to French and Francophone Cultures


    (3-4 S.H.)

    In this course we will explore French culture and history from the Industrial Revolution through today, paying close attention to politics, space, society, women, language, and art. Topics will also cover the diversity of France as a result of regional cultures and dialects as well as immigrant populations. In turn, course discussion will include Francophone societies in Africa, the Caribbean, and North America, focusing on the influence of French culture on diverse French-speaking cultures overseas. Through close study of historical texts, newspaper articles, painting, music, and film, students will gain a critical perspective on modern and contemporary French and Francophone cultures and civilizations. Students who choose to put this course toward a minor in French or Global Studies must register for 4 S.H. and will be required to complete an additional research paper. Meets GOAL 5 and GOAL 8. Grade or P/NC. Offered occasionally.


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    GS 232 - Introduction to Latin America


    (3 S.H.)

    The Latin America-Caribbean region is one of the world’s most misunderstood regions. Geographically, this region is very complex and culturally diverse; historically, it has been the scene of constant abuse and violent changes. In this introductory course, a global explanation of the processes that link the three major cultural groups (indigenous peoples, Afro-American, and Iberian or Portuguese settlers) will be explored. The interactions will be examined within social, historical, and ethnographic contexts. Meets GOAL 8. Grade only. Offered alternate years.


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    GS 233 - Latin American and Caribbean Immigrants in the U.S.


    (3 S.H.)

    This course focuses on immigration as a process, not an event, and on the diversity of the Hispanic experience in the U.S. It integrates historical, economic, and cultural sources to achieve a broad perspective in understanding the fastest-growing ethnic group in the 21st Century. Meets GOAL 8. Grade only. Offered alternate years.


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    GS 234 - Gender and Society in Latin American/Latino Literature


    (3 S.H.)

    Latin American literature and film convey a vibrant sense of social history and a nuanced perspective of gendered realities. This course will explore 20th century writers and films from Latin America and Latino/as in the United States as a means to better comprehend the underlying social structure and gender relations. Grade or P/NC. Offered each semester.


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    GS 235 - Gender and Social Justice Issues in Latin America


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will challenge students to consider ways that shifting gender roles in Latin America contribute to social justice and human rights in the world. We will explore questions about interconnections between political economies, cultures and groups, which affect social justice issues. First, students will be introduced to women’s rights as human rights, and then explore through specific ethnographic examples how women and men have been and continue to be catalysts for change. The first half of class will focus on civil an political rights and the second half on social, economic and environmental rights. Specifically, the course will provide an interdisciplinary view of human rights issues and gendered perspectives in several Latin American countries. Students will explore the question in cross-cultural scenarios: How are values expressed in the home, and how are those translated into the arena of social justice? The course aims at opening students’ intellectual curiosity and establishing life-long learning capacities to understand our complex and globalized world with regard to human and environmental rights. Grade or P/NC. Offered every other semester.


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    GS 255 - Cultures of South and Southeast Asia


    (3 S.H.)

    This course focuses on the particular peoples and cultures of South and Southeast Asia-two of the most populous regions of the world, the issues that their cultural diversity raise, and their contribution to understanding of similar diversity issues globally.  Meets GOAL 5 and GOAL 8. Grade or P/NC. Offered alternate years.


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    GS 300 - Contemporary China


    (3-4 S.H.)

    This course provides an overview of the changes occurring in China. Building upon a description of its culture, history and people; the course will enable students to understand contemporary China by emphasizing the changes affecting its economy, educational system, environment, evolving value system, and international relations. Meets GOAL 5 and GOAL 8. Grade or P/NC.


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    GS 310 - Global Health and Refugees Travel Study


    (6 S.H.)

    This course is an interdisciplinary travel study program designed to give students the opportunity to experience a global health program for refugees in a developing country. The course is particularly useful for students considering careers in global development, refugees, health, and education. Course participants will attend preparatory sessions before traveling to a developing country. The will spend eighteen days in country, during which they will have guided tours of health and refugee facilities, attend seminars and panel discussions from local experts, and provide support to facilitate a health assessment of a refugee or other vulnerable population. Students will also have the chance to learn about the country and its culture through a home visit and visits to cultural landmarks. Meets GOAL 8 and GOAL 9. Prerequisite: instructor permission. Grade only. Offered alternate years.


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    GS 315 - Special Topics in Japanese Studies


    (1-12 S.H.)

    This course is designed to facilitate Japanese studies that do not fall under the rubric of other established courses. Topics may include Japanese history, linguistics, economics, business, popular culture, performing or visual arts, or any other field of study related to Japan, depending on the professional training and expertise of the instructor. Grade or P/NC.


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    GS 320 - Japan Travel Study


    (3 S.H.)

    This experiential course explores cultural and social themes, issues and institutions in Japan. Students will be given opportunities to enhance an understanding of Japanese history, culture, religion, arts, innovation and ethical standards. Students will visit various social institutions, culturally preserved areas (e.g. UNESCO World Heritage Sites) as well as urban areas, examining how ancient traditions are well maintained in modern society. Meets GOAL 5. Prerequisites: JPN 101 - Beginning Japanese I  (at least one semester of Japanese language training - past or current) and GS 315 - Special Topics in Japanese Studies  (1 S.H.) semester preceding travel. Grade or P/NC. Offered May term & summer session when demand warrants.


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    GS 325 - Readings in Japanese Literature


    (3-4 S.H.)

    This course is designed to introduce students to various topics in Japanese literature. It may be a survey of general literary movements, or it may be organized along specific themes, such as Japanese literary modernism and postmodernism, war literature, the relationship between literature and the media, and so on. Prior knowledge of Japanese language and culture will be an advantage, but is not required as all texts will be read in English translation. Grade or P/NC.


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    ◎ GS 330 - Selected Topics in Global Studies


    (3 S.H.)

    This course allows students to examine a selected topic related to Global Studies in depth. The topic will be selected and announced in advance. Grade or P/NC. Offered annually.


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    ◆ GS 335 - Global Poverty and Sustainable Development


    (3 S.H.)

    This course provides an interdisciplinary analysis of global material poverty and sustainable development, and related key socioeconomic issues and objectives. Students have the opportunity to study particular global and local approaches to poverty reduction and sustainable development, including the work of global and local development organizations. Once students have completed the campus-based course, they will have the option of completing an additional three credits by participating in a service learning project based in a developing country. Grade only. Offered alternate years.


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    GS 345 - Media, Popular Culture, and Changing Chinese Society


    (3-4 S.H.)

    This course is designed to provide students with a critical introduction to media and popular cultural landscape and changing cultural practice in contemporary China. It examines the complex interplay between media, popular culture, and the fast changing Chinese society in the reform era (1978 to present). Students will learn to assess the form, meaning, and significance of media and popular culture; they will also learn to analyze the formation of cultural and social identity of Chinese through concrete case studies. Students will study popular culture as something more than leisurely entertainment; they will learn about it as a cultural process already inscribed in relations of power. No prior knowledge of China or the Chinese language is required. Meets GOAL 6 (Humanities) and GOAL 8. Grade or P/NC.


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    GS 350 - Cross-Cultural Field Experience


    (1-9 S.H.)

    The cross-cultural field experience is typically part of a WSU-approved Study Abroad Program. The field experience gives students an opportunity to explore cultural issues through experiences outside the classroom situation and to integrate direct cultural experiences with theoretical understanding of cultural issues. Prerequisite: GSP Director and instructor permission. Grade or P/NC. Note: This course cannot be used to fulfill General Education credit. Repeatable up to nine credits


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    △ GS 355 - Asian International Relations


    (3 S.H.)

    This course provides an introduction to international relations in Asia, including East, Southeast, and South Asia. The course will focus both upon inter-Asian relations well as the role of Asia in shaping international and global affairs. Grade or P/NC. Offered alternate years.


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    ◎ GS 360 - Contemporary Asian Issues


    (3 S.H.)

    This course provides an interdisciplinary analysis of current issues in Asia including globalization, regional cooperation, immigration, development, the environment, conflict, and human rights. Grade or P/NC. Offered alternate years.


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    GS 368 - Migration, Refugees and Globalization


    (3 S.H.)

    Human migration has shaped the world we live in and, despite contemporary efforts to control the movement of people, there is every reason to believe that migration will continue to shape human communities and world politics in the future. The massive movement of people across national boundaries is fueled by a host of powerful forces, including: refugees whom states are obligated to protect, rising demand for both skilled and unskilled labor in aging industrial societies; a decreased capacity or willingness to control the movement of people in a globalized world economy; and the continued upheaval and lack of opportunity in large parts of the developing countries. This course will examine international migration and refugee movements within the context of the on-going processes of globalization, uneven development, conflict, and human rights abuses as some of the factors that precipitate global migration. Students will learn to assess the dynamics of international migration and integration in a comparative perspective. Prerequisites: GS 200 - Introduction to Global Studies  & ENG 111 - College Reading and Writing . Grade only. Offered annually or when demand warrants.


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    GS 375 - Ecuador Travel Study: Civic Engagement with Peoples and the Environment


    (3 or 6 S.H.)

    This field experience course offers students opportunities to engage civically in collaborative projects with rural communities in NW Ecuador as they gain knowledge about Andean and cloud forest geographies, bio-cultural diversities, political ecology and resource use, and trans-national collaborations. Students visit 3 to 4 eco-lodges, while learning about sustainable development and participatory democracy. Variable credits for this course (3 or 6 S.H.) are dependent upon whether the course is taken for winter break or summer session and the amount of time spent in Ecuador Travel Study (from 11 days in winter to 20 days in summer). In both versions of the course, students are required to meet the competencies outlined in the class proposal, although for the longer course students will have developed capacities for in-depth explanations of key concepts with more examples. Meets GOAL 9 and GOAL 10. Prerequisite: ENG 111 - College Reading and Writing . Grade or P/NC. Offered annually or when demand warrants.


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    ◆ GS 433 - Global Societies and Climate Change


    (3 S.H.)

    This course examines ethnographic examples of ways human groups are affected by global climate change. The class explores culturally specific groups and how they are adapting to increasing vulnerabilities and what resilience looks like in their part of the world. In addition, this course links the era of the anthropocene to global ideologies. Prerequisite: ENG 111 - College Reading and Writing . Grade or P/NC. Offered annually on Rochester campus or when demand warrants.


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    GS 435 - Indigenous Social Movements in Latin America


    (3 S.H)

    This course allows student to engage in an in-depth analysis and research of indigenous social movements in Latin America. In addition to exploring diverse ethnic traditions, the course will analyze and compare how indigenous groups are transforming cultural, economic, and political life in the region. Prerequisites: GS 200 - Introduction to Global Studies  and GS 232 - Introduction to Latin America . Grade only.


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    GS 450 - Global Studies Internship


    (1-21 S.H.)

    This course enables students to gain practical hands-on experience and develop professional work-related skills in a public or private organization that is either based abroad or that is based in the U.S. but has international operations. Global studies majors will be expected to examine the relevance of what they learn in the classroom in the context of actual field operations and to report on their overall experience. Non-majors may take this course to supplement their academic preparation. Only six credits can be applied toward the global studies major or minor. (This course can be taken for a maximum of 21 credits, but only 1-15 credits can be taken during a semester.) P/NC only.


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    GS 451 - Global Studies Internship


    (3 S.H.)

    This course enables students to have practical hands-on experience and develop professional work-related skills in a public or private organization that is either based abroad or that is based in the U.S. but has international operations. Global studies majors will be expected to examine the relevance of what they learn in the classroom in the context of actual field operations and to report on their overall experience. Non-majors may take this course to supplement their academic preparation. Grade only.


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    GS 460 - Independent Study


    (1-9 S.H.)

    Directed independent work on specific topics of interest to the student. The course topics, requirements, meeting times and number of semester hours are to be determined through consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: GSP Director and instructor permission. Grade or P/NC. Repeatable up to nine credits.


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    GS 468 - Civic Engagement and Leadership Conference


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Each spring Global Studies and World Languages and Ethnic Studies hosts the Civic Engagement and Leadership Conference for under-served and underrepresented students. This conference is organized and run by WSU students in conjunction with course instructors and mentors. The internship teaches students theories of civic engagement and social justice in a plural society. Students put theory into practice as they co-design the conference and develop leadership and presentation skills for group breakout sessions based on academic themes of identity. Prerequisite: ETHN 168 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies , GS 200 - Introduction to Global Studies , △ SPAN 410 - The Latino/Latina/Latinx Experience in the United States , or instructor permission. Grade only. Offered spring semester. Note: Enrolling in 2 S.H. requires instructor permission. Repeatable up to three times.


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Health Administration

  
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    △ HADM 317 - Management of Human Resources in Healthcare


    (3 S.H.)

    This course provides students with an overview of theories, research, and practice in human resource management (HRM) and industrial relations. Students are introduced to HRM planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, training, development, performance management, compensation, benefits, safety and health, labor relations, collective bargaining, legal environment of employment and international HRM. Effective HRM creates a win-win relationship with employees by seeking the best fit between organizational and individual goals. Prerequisite: Admission to the HLA program. Grade only.


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    HADM 376 - Special Topics in Healthcare Administration


    (1-3 S.H.)

    An analysis of current topics and issues relevant to the healthcare administration environment. The subject matter to be offered by the department is announced in advance. Prerequisites for College of Business BS majors and minors: admission to College of Business and junior standing. Prerequisites for all other majors and minors: Junior standing and instructor permission. Grade only. Offered when demand warrants. Repeatable as topics change.


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    HADM 441 - Healthcare Law and Ethics


    (2 S.H.)

    Health care is a dynamic multi-national profession governed by increasingly complex laws. While heavily regulated, health care provides many business and entrepreneurial opportunities within a growing industry. Health Care Law is a two credit hour course focusing on legal changes within the health care system. This course will cover tort liability in the medical practice and the value of selecting an appropriate business structure to minimize personal risk; privacy issues based upon advances in technology with a focus on HIPPA, EHRs and PHRs; and patient rights. Prerequisites: Admission to the HLA program and HLA 300 - Foundations of Healthcare and Online Learning  or instructor permission and program director notification. Grade only.


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Health, Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences

  
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    HERS 191 - Introduction to Athletic Training


    (2 S.H.)

    Introduction to the certification requirements, WSU Program Handbook, policies, procedures, selection and retention requirements, as well as athletic training room observation and reflective journals. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    ✽ HERS 204 - Personal & Community Health


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is designed to provide the student with a broad spectrum of pertinent personal and public health topics and issues. Principles and concepts related to health behavior are stressed. Included are topics such as improved mental/emotional health, dietary practices, physical fitness, prevention, reduced risk and control of diseases. The use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, with an emphasis on prevention strategies and personal guideline development is specifically stressed as mandated by Minnesota State Law 126.06. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    ✽ HERS 205 - Nutrition for Lifetime Wellness


    (3 S.H.)

    Introduction of basic nutritional concepts and their application to lifetime wellness. Topics of study will include nutrition standards, nutrients, weight management, eating disorders, life cycle nutrition, and disease prevention. A personal dietary analysis is also included. Grade or P/NC. Offered each semester.


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    HERS 270 - Foundations of Healthcare Leadership and Administration


    (1 S.H.)

    This course is designed to prepare students for success in navigating online learning environments including computer requirements, technical skills, common D2L features, support services, and learning activities. Students will also explore the Healthcare Leadership and Administration knowledge domains and competencies. Grade only. Offered annually.


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    HERS 280 - Foundations of Exercise Science


    (3 S.H.)

    An introductory course to provide students with foundation knowledge necessary for professional success in the exercise sciences. Students will have the opportunity to explore allied health professions and learn essential skills for success. Students will have practical experiences in the assessment of fitness components and performance variables. Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in BIOL 211 - Anatomy and Physiology I . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    HERS 288 - Health Perspectives


    (3 S.H.)

    An introduction to health education and health promotion. Analyzes the foundations of the discipline of health education including theories of health education. Explores the theories of behavior change. Investigates the career opportunities in all health education/promotion settings. Introduces professional organizations and certifications for the field of health education including worksite health promotion. Upon successful completion of this course, students will (1) understand the many different theories of health, (2) know the history and philosophy of health education/health promotion, and (3) be exposed to several health working documents. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    HERS 291 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries


    (2 S.H.)

    Prevention, evaluation, treatment, and taping of athletic injuries. Lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory experience. Prerequisites: American Red Cross or American Heart Association current first aid certification and either BIOL 211 - Anatomy and Physiology I  (for HERS and PESS majors) or PESS 251 - Sports Science  (for coaching minors). Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    HERS 292 - Principles of Athletic Training


    (3 S.H.)

    This course deals with the prevention, assessment, and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Emergency care, taping/wrapping techniques, and proper selection and fitting of bracing and splinting devices will also be covered. This course is designed for athletic training majors only and includes a clinical education requirement. Lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory experience. Prerequisites: Current American Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Certification, BIOL 211 - Anatomy and Physiology I  and  . Grade only. Offered fall semester.


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    HERS 302 - Introduction to Teaching Elementary Health Education


    (1 S.H.)

    Proper techniques and skills needed to successfully meet the National Health Education Standards and the Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice for Elementary Teachers. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply methodology of Elementary Health Education to teach the content areas designated under the MN Standards of Effective Practice for Elementary Teachers. Prerequisite: ✽ HERS 204 - Personal & Community Health  or RCTC HLTH 1111. Grade only. Offered fall semester. Note: Rochester Elementary Program only.


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    HERS 305 - Health, Exercise and Medicine: An International Perspective


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is an interdisciplinary travel program designed to expose students to medicine, health, and exercise in a society outside of the United States. Students will engage in different learning opportunities including peer group presentations, lectures/discussions from specialists in their field, placement in clinical sites to interact with peers and mentors from the United Kingdom, and hands-on learning experiences in various settings. Meets GOAL 8. Grade only.


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    HERS 310 - Foundations of Elementary Health Education


    (2 S.H.)

    Designing Pre-8 educational programs consistent with specified program objectives, includes development of logical scope and sequence plan for an elementary health education program. Applying individual or group learning process methods appropriate to given early childhood, elementary and middle school level learning situations. Proper techniques and skills needed to successfully meet the National Health Education Standards and the Minnesota State Graduation Standards. Upon successful completion of this course, students will (1) know the Coordinate School Health Program, (2) apply methodology of Elementary Health Education, and (3) know and understand the process of writing lesson plans. Prerequisites:   and Admission to Teacher Education. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    HERS 312 - School & Community Health


    (3 S.H.)

    This course provides students with a foundation in the theory and practice of community health promotion. Students will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the socio-cultural, political, and economic factors involved in community health. By the end of the course, students will have the theoretical and practical background necessary to enable them to play a coordinating and facilitating role in planning and implementing effective community health promotion initiatives. Prerequisites: ✽ HERS 204 - Personal & Community Health  and HERS 288 - Health Perspectives . Grade only. Offered spring semester.


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    HERS 315 - Health Promotion Skills


    (3 S.H.)

    This course gives students the opportunity to learn and practice the skills needed to design health messages and implement health education/ promotion programs. These skills include understanding the needs of diverse communities, research methodology, health promotion material design, and health promotion resource management. Prerequisites: ✽ HERS 204 - Personal & Community Health  and HERS 288 - Health Perspectives . Grade only. Offered annually.


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    △ HERS 316 - Introduction to Public Health


    (3 S.H.)

    A foundation course that introduces students to the concept, history and practice of public health. The course examines the environmental, social, political and behavioral determinants of heath and disease from a population perspective. It also looks at options for intervening to maintain the public’s health through the use of the health care, public health environmental health and safety systems as well as laws and taxation. Prerequisites: ✽ HERS 204 - Personal & Community Health , HERS 288 - Health Perspectives , and ENG 111 - College Reading and Writing . Grade only. Offered annually.


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    HERS 317 - Introduction to Environmental Health


    (3 S.H.)

    An introduction to the causes, health problems and control measures associated with environmental risk factors. The course will explore major environmental threats to public health and the laws, policies and practices associated with their control in the US and around the world. Prerequisites: ✽ HERS 204 - Personal & Community Health  and HERS 288 - Health Perspectives . Grade only. Offered annually.


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    HERS 319 - Health Administration and Management


    (3 S.H.)

    This 3 credit course introduces students to the concepts of management and administration in health care with emphasis on effective leadership and understanding the complex nature of the American health care industry. Students will be introduced to theories of management and models of leadership used in health care administration. They will study organizational behavior, human resource management, strategic planning, measures of health service quality, information technology, ethics and finance and budgeting. Prerequisites: △ HERS 316 - Introduction to Public Health  or instructor permission. Grade only.


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    HERS 320 - Health Education in the Elementary Schools


    (3 S.H.)

    Designing Pre-8 educational programs consistent with specified program objectives, includes development of logical scope and sequence plan for an elementary health education program. Applying individual or group learning process methods appropriate to given early childhood, elementary and middle school level learning situations. Proper techniques and skills needed to successfully meet the National Health Education Standards and the Minnesota State Graduation Standards. Upon successful completion of this course, students will (1) know the Coordinated School Health Program, (2) apply methodology of Elementary Health Education, and (3) know and understand the process of writing lesson plans. Prerequisite: ✽ HERS 204 - Personal & Community Health . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    HERS 321 - Health Education in the Middle & Secondary Schools


    (3 S.H.)

    Future school health professionals will learn the best practices of health curriculum for middle school and secondary students. Students will learn to specify objectives, develop sequential learning activities, create challenging and motivating lessons, and develop a curriculum for middle and/or secondary schools. Students will learn to apply individual and group learning process methods appropriate for middle school and high school students. Students will also learn proper techniques and skills needed to successfully meet the National Health Education Standards and the Minnesota State Graduation Standards. Upon successful completion of this course, students will (1) know the Coordinated School Health Program, (2) be able to apply methodology of Middle/Secondary Health Education, and (3) know and understand the process of writing and implementing lesson plans. Prerequisites: ✽ HERS 204 - Personal & Community Health , HERS 288 - Health Perspectives , and HERS 320 - Health Education in the Elementary Schools . Grade only. Offered annually.


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    HERS 322 - School Health Education Field Experience


    (1 S.H.)

    The major focus of this course is to provide students with a field experience in Health Education. Students will engage in reflective practice on the planning, instruction, and assessment in health education lessons in a PK-12 setting. This course will provide students with a background in the academic language needed to complete benchmark assessments in health education. Prerequisite: ✽ HERS 204 - Personal & Community Health . Corequisite: HERS 310 - Foundations of Elementary Health Education . Grade only. Offered each semester. Repeatable up to two credits.


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    HERS 326 - Educational Topics/Issues


    (2 S.H.)

    In-depth study of current and emerging health topics in health education and promotion. Study of bio-psycho-social issues related to such topics as addiction, sexuality education, and violence prevention. Students utilize computerized health information retrieval systems and access online and other database health information resources. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have an educated position on the most important current public health issues. They will also be able to argue knowledgeably and coherently in support of their position and be able to give accurate information about the issues studied. Prerequisites: ✽ HERS 204 - Personal & Community Health  and HERS 288 - Health Perspectives . Grade only. Offered annually.


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    HERS 327 - Global Food and Nutrition


    (3 S.H.)

    This course introduces students to the influence that history, geography, economic factors, health beliefs and practices, religion and spiritual systems, and other forces driving political and cultural norms have on food access and habits in the U.S. and around the world. Content includes theoretical foundations of food cultures, food in religious and spiritual expression, correlates and consequences of food insecurity in different countries and traditional health practices in relation to food around the world. Students will explore regional American and global food culture. This course includes laboratory experience designed to introduce food management principles (budgeting, planning and purchasing), culturally-focused food preparation techniques, and food safety and sanitation best practices. Meets GOAL 8 (beginning Spring 2020). Prerequisite: ✽ HERS 205 - Nutrition for Lifetime Wellness . Grade only. Offered alternate years.


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    HERS 345 - Emergency Response for the Professional Rescuer


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is designed to teach the knowledge and skills for the immediate emergent management and care of acute injuries and conditions.  Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued certification as a First Responder through the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB). Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    HERS 348 - Health Coaching: From Theory to Practice


    (2 S.H.)

    This course will study key issues concerning community health care aimed at developing approaches to supporting patients. Students will be engaged in the process of educating and motivating identified at risk patients to take an active and meaningful role in their health and well-being. Students will develop a comprehensive series of bio-psycho-social insights for promoting positive health behaviors, enabling patients to move past their perceived obstacles and boosting overall adherence. The process of exploring identified healthcare challenges/opportunities is intended to prepare students for effectively serving as health coaches in the community. This course provides students with the academic foundation for a subsequent Health Coach Practicum(s) with Winona Health Services. Prerequisites:   and/or instructor permission. Recommended prerequisite:  . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    HERS 349 - Health Coaching Practicum


    (1 S.H.)

    This course will focus on practical experiences in Health Coaching with a patient population. Students will collaborate with practitioners and professional staff from Winona Health Services to provide essential services to community members as part of a Community Care Network. It is recommended that students complete two semesters of HERS 349. Prerequisite: HERS 348 - Health Coaching: From Theory to Practice . P/NC only. Offered each semester. Repeatable up to three times.


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    △✪ HERS 350 - Program Planning in Health Promotion


    (3 S.H.)

    This is a practical course in which students are responsible for undertaking needs assessment research and developing a health promotion program in collaboration with a local business or agency. The course enables students to apply the knowledge and experience gained in lower level courses to real world problems and to further develop their health promotion/health communication skills. Prerequisites: Current certification in First Aid, CPR/AED, background check, proof of health insurance (copy of insurance card), proof of current immunizations and tuberculosis test. Liability insurance premium will be assessed yearly. ENG 111 - College Reading and Writing , ✽ HERS 204 - Personal & Community Health , and 60 completed credits. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    HERS 364 - Practicum in Movement Science


    (1-3 S.H.)

    Practicum experience is designed for student site visits to a research-oriented university, hospital or clinic, or a private business that performs movement science-related measurements. On-site visits may involve shadowing a movement science professional. Students are also required to attend at least one movement science professional meeting or workshop. Additionally, students will develop an action plan that specifies how and when they will meet the prerequisites of their chosen graduate school program of study. Prerequisites: declared Movement Science Major, sophomore academic standing, current First Aid and CPR/AED certifications, background check, proof of health insurance, proof of current immunizations, and yearly tuberculosis test. Liability insurance premium assessed yearly. Grade only. Offered each semester. Repeatable up to three times.


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    HERS 370 - Mechanical Kinesiology


    (4 S.H.)

    Mechanical principles will be systematically studied as they apply to human movement. Application of these principles will be used to understand and improve the efficiency, efficacy, and safety of movement. Prerequisite: HERS 314 - Anatomical Kinesiology . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    HERS 385 - Senior Seminar: Clinical Exercise Science


    (3 S.H.)

    Focuses on the analysis of the relationships between concepts in clinical exercise science. Emphasis is placed upon helping students integrate these concepts into their professional procedure via major paper, case studies, and special presentations. Prerequisites: Senior standing and instructor’s permission. Grade only. Offered fall semester.


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    HERS 393 - Therapeutic Modalities


    (3 S.H.)

    Exploration of pain theories, inflammation and the injury cycle. Physiological and mechanical theories of therapeutic modalities are defined and the effects of therapeutic modalities on athletic injuries throughout the injury cycle are applied. Lecture and lab. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Athletic Training Program; BIOL 211 - Anatomy and Physiology I  and BIOL 212 - Anatomy and Physiology II . Grade or P/NC. Offered annually.


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    HERS 395 - Practicum in Public Health


    (1-3 S.H.)

    This course gives students practical experience in the implementation of health promotion programs. Students in the course will support the implementation and evaluation of a health promotion program in a community setting. Students may work on projects previously designed during their program planning class, or they may be involved in the implementation and evaluation of a health promotion program designed by another agency. Students are expected to clear their site choice with their onsite supervisor and the course instructor of HERS 350 before registering for HERS 395. Prerequisites: ◎ HERS 328 - Behavioral Interventions  and △✪ HERS 350 - Program Planning in Health Promotion  or instructor’s permission. Requires current First Aid and CPR/AED certifications, background check, proof of health insurance, proof of current immunizations, and yearly tuberculosis test. Liability insurance premium assessed yearly. P/NC only. Offered each semester. Repeatable up to three times.


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    HERS 396 - Health Education and Promotion in Developing Countries (travel study)


    (6 S.H.)

    This course is an interdisciplinary travel study program designed to give students the opportunity to experience health promotion in a developing country. The course is particularly useful for students considering careers in global development health and education. Course participants will attend preparatory sessions before traveling to a developing country. They will spend eighteen days in country, during which time they will have guided tours of health facilities, attend seminars and panel discussions from local experts and provide support to facilitate a health assessment of a refugee or other vulnerable population. Students will also have the chance to learn about the country and its culture through a home visit and visits to cultural monuments. Meets GOAL 8. Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. Grade only. Offered summer session alternate years. Note: Course will be offered during May/June summer session with monthly hour-long preparation sessions during the spring semester and a debriefing session during the fall semester.


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    ◆ HERS 403 - Epidemiology


    (3 S.H.)

    An introduction to basic concepts of epidemiology. Students will study the ways in which disease is transmitted and distributed within populations and develop a working knowledge of basic biostatistics and epidemiological methodology. The course also provides students with an introduction to EPI Info statistical software. Prerequisites: ✽ HERS 204 - Personal & Community Health , STAT 110 - Fundamentals of Statistics and Junior or Senior academic standing. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    HERS 415 - Grant Writing


    (3 S.H.)

    An examination of the skills required to locate funding opportunities and write and submit grant applications and reports for health promotion and education programs. This course is designed to help students to gain experience and practice in finding grant money and applying for grants to undertake community health projects. Prerequisites: Students must have senior standing. Grade only. Offered annually.


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    HERS 420 - Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription


    (4 S.H.)

    Emphasizes methods, procedures and techniques of functional and diagnostic exercise stress testing. For normal, cardiopulmonary, and other special populations, consideration is given for contraindications, pharmacological intervention, protocol selection, equipment selection, data interpretation, follow-up procedures, and exercise prescription. Lecture and lab. Prerequisites: HERS 344 - Electrocardiography  and HERS 380 - Laboratory Methods in Exercise Science . Grade only. Offered spring semester.


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    HERS 425 - Organization and Administration of School Health


    (3 S.H.)

    Organization and administrative aspects of an effective school health education/promotion program pertaining to budgets, personnel, facilities, legal responsibilities, home/school/community communications, and the formulation of practical modes of collaboration among educational settings. Includes the creation and development of scope and sequence as applied to the Minnesota State Graduation Standards and the National Health Standards. Upon successful completion of this course, students will (1) understand the policy and procedures required to be an administrator in the area of health education; (2) become knowledgeable regarding curriculum development; and (3) become both an advocate and a resource person for health education, upholding state standards and recommendations. Prerequisites: ✽ HERS 204 - Personal & Community Health , HERS 288 - Health Perspectives , and  HERS 312 - School & Community Health . Grade only. Offered annually.


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    HERS 431 - Health Issues Workshop


    (1-3 S.H.)

    Explores recent and relevant issues, trends and programming developments in health education/promotion. Designed for teachers, school nurses, school administrators, undergraduates and/or graduate students. Upon successful completion of this course, students will (1) create, develop, and oversee the workings of health conferences; (2) professionally represent Winona State University; and (3) be able to work through the evaluation process of conferences and conventions. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. Grade only. Offered when demand warrants. Repeatable.


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    HERS 464 - Winona Survivors Unite in Exercise Practicum


    (1 S.H.)

    Winona Survivors Unite in Exercise Practicum experience is designed for student to gain hands on experience working with clients in the Winona Survivors Unite in Exercise program (WSUE). The WSUE program meets two times/week at the Integrated Wellness Complex. Students will understand and perform emergency procedures, develop individualized exercise prescriptions, collect initial and follow-up physical assessments, and gain knowledge of treatment, procedures, and side-effects for cancer patients. Prerequisites: HERS 280 - Foundations of Exercise Science , △ HERS 340 - Physiology of Exercise , ◆ HERS 468 - Pathophysiology for the Health Professions , HERS 380 - Laboratory Methods in Exercise Science  (or concurrent enrollment), and senior academic standing. Requires current First Aid and CPR/AED certifications, background check, proof of health insurance, proof of current immunizations, and yearly tuberculosis test. Liability insurance premium assessed yearly. Grade only. Offered each semester. Repeatable with instructor permission.


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    ◆ HERS 468 - Pathophysiology for the Health Professions


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is designed for HERS majors, and other students enrolled in non-nursing health related majors to examine alterations in functions affecting individuals across the lifespan. The student will explore pathophysiological concepts utilizing biology, microbiology, and physiological sciences as a basis for the student approach. The scientific approach will provide a further understanding of the mechanisms of disease, and students will incorporate critical thinking skills with practical application. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of common alterations in body systems. Students must have a good knowledge of anatomy and physiology to enroll in this course. Prerequisites: BIOL 211 - Anatomy and Physiology I  and BIOL 212 - Anatomy and Physiology II . Recommended prerequisite:  . Grade only. Offered each semester. Note: This course is recommended prior to enrolling in △ HERS 445 - Medical Aspects of Exercise .


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    HERS 490 - Independent Study in Exercise Science


    (1-4 S.H.)

    Opportunity for undergraduates to work independently. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, preparation of proposed outline, and major advisor’s permission. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    HERS 490 - Independent Study in Health


    (1-3 S.H.)

    Opportunities for undergraduates to work on an advanced health issue, research or with technology/presentation methods. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, preparation of proposed outline, permission of the major advisor and the Department chairperson. Grade only. Offered when demand warrants.


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    HERS 492 - Administration of Athletic Training


    (3 S.H.)

    Designed to prepare athletic training students for the behind-the-scenes duties that are required to ensure that an athletic program is functioning efficiently and properly. Areas covered include liability, budgeting, record-keeping, and other administrative areas. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Athletic Training Program; HERS 392 - Injury Recognition of the Lower Body . Grade only. Offered annually.


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    △ HERS 494 - Therapeutic Interventions


    (4 S.H.)

    Anatomical review and discussion of mechanisms, specific injuries, their acute treatment and referral process for conditions related to the head, face, ear, eye, nose, throat thorax, abdomen, and skin. In-depth instruction and review into the physiology and pathology of each condition for each body system. Intervention techniques for athletes suffering physical, emotional, or psychological illnesses will be discussed. Basic pharmacological principles will be discussed along with the actions and side-effects of commonly used drugs; action for abuse and testing will also be included. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Athletic Training Program, HERS 392 - Injury Recognition of the Lower Body , ENG 111 - College Reading and Writing  and PSY 210 - Introduction to Psychological Science . Grade only. Offered spring semester.


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    HERS 496 - Internship in Public Health


    (10-12 S.H.)

    A capstone experience in Community Health to foster the culmination of skills and abilities necessary for the entry level Community Health Educator in a Health agency or organization. Prerequisites: Senior standing, all major coursework completed and approved by the Public Health faculty, and instructor’s permission. Requires current certifications in First Aid and CPR/AED, a background check, proof of health insurance, proof of current immunizations and yearly tuberculosis test. Liability insurance premium will be assessed yearly. P/NC only. Offered each semester.


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