This course will introduce students to a variety of women’s health issues as well as the barriers faced by women striving to achieve a healthful lifestyle. Students will examine topics including: female sexual health and reproduction, exercise and eating behaviors, substance abuse, mental health and stress, and violence against women. This course is designed to support students in their personal exploration of attitudes, knowledge, and values related to women’s health and to assist them as they analyze their personal health behaviors.
Please print out this course description and read it before proceeding with the course.
Instructor Barbara L. Kass, MPH, CHES
Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Major Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Required Viewers, Plug-ins, or Players
This class will require you to open and read Microsoft Word 2000 documents. If you don’t have Word 2000, then you may use the Word viewer that can be downloaded and used for free from Microsoft. (Visit HCC’s Viewers, Players, and Plug-ins page for the current links to obtain this viewer.)
This class will require you to open and read Adobe Acrobat documents. If you don’t have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, then you will need to download and install it. (Visit HCC’s Viewers, Players, and Plug-ins page for the current links to obtain this reader.)
This class will require you to watch and listen to audio and or video files from the Internet. If you don’t have the free Real Player installed, then you will need to download and install it. (Visit HCC’s Viewers, Players, and Plug-ins page for the current links to obtain this reader.)
Class Communications: What to Expect from Your Instructor
Grades will be determined by your scores on the following learning activities:
Weekly Discussion Assignments
Weekly responses will be posted in the appropriate Canvas class discussion topic by 8:00 am each Monday unless otherwise noted in the course schedule. In addition, sometimes students will be required to respond to at least two fellow student’s response each week by Friday at 8:00 am. On Friday morning each week that discussion topic will be closed so that no more responses may be posted. In an online class, these postings and reactions are how we establish a dialogue in the class, so they are a very important part of the course. See Guidelines for Weekly Postings under the Weekly Assignments section of the Course Content page.
Group or Personal Presentation
The detailed group or personal presentation assignment will be posted under paper assignments. Due dates are included in the Schedule of Readings and Due Dates.
Assignment Format and Documentation Requirements
Your papers will be submitted to me in Canvas Private Mail and should be sent as a Microsoft Word (or .rtf file) attachment to ensure readability.
Students are responsible for maintaining copies of all of their written work on your computer or on floppy disk in case of the need for retransmission. Students are responsible for keeping the instructor informed in the event of emergencies or unusual circumstances leading to extended absence from class participation. See the phone numbers at the top of this syllabus.
Extra Help in Writing
If you feel the need for more guidance with your writing, there are several places to go. You can e-mail me or schedule an appointment so that we can meet in person. You can also go to the Write Room. If you need more help using the computers, HCC offers free Word classes, and there are tutors available during the Open Writing Lab hours in the ELB building.
Text and Materials
Your textbook has a Web page at http://womenshealth.jbpub.com/3e/. You are using the 3rd edition of New Dimensions in Women’s Health, so you want to click on the link to that book.
On the book’s Web page, you will find chapter outlines, self-assessments, Web exercises, crossword puzzles, interactive glossary, and flashcards. This is an excellent tool for you to use in doing your homework and to study for exams and quizzes.
What to Do If You Need Help:
If you have questions about your course (assignments, due dates, problems completing assignments, how to submit assignment or navigate the Canvas course site, etc.), you should contact your online course Instructor by email or by phone. The HCC Help Desk cannot answer questions about specific course content.
Help in Canvas
Canvas has a built-in Help that can be accessed from any page in your course. Look for the Help link at the top of each page.
Difficulty Logging on to Canvas
If you are having difficulty logging on to Canvas and you know it is not a result of problems with your Internet Service Provider or your browser, contact:
Help Desk: 443-518-4444
Students and faculty may call 443-518-4444 between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to report problems. After hours, students and faculty may leave a message at the same number. The Technology Help Desk staff will handle the problem or direct it to the correct person to handle. When leaving a message, be sure to leave your name, the course you are enrolled in, your course instructor's name, your phone number, your e-mail address, and a description of the problem. Be sure to speak slowly so staff may easily take down your message.