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Course Descriptions

HEALTH EDUCATION

HEED-100 Introduction to Lifetime Fitness
1 Credit (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

This course is designed to provide the student with the principles and methods necessary to maintaining personal fitness and health. The concept of wellness, and the roles of physical fitness, nutrition, weight management, and stress play in personal wellness development are examined. Participation in labs, classroom activities, and take-home assignments will assist the student in evaluating their personal fitness levels as well as developing a strategy for improvement. (1 hour weekly)

HEED-101  Health and the World of Risk
1 Credit (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

This course will introduce students to the world of risk behavior as it relates to personal health. Through the examination of health and risk theory students will better understand why individuals make seemingly irrational and often dangerous decisions related to their personal health. Some of the familiar themes that will be explored include sexual risk taking, drug use and abuse, nutrition and others. Students will participate in the development and implementation of a campus health event during this course. (1 hour weekly)

HEED-102 Introduction to Weight Management
1 Credit (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and means for developing a personal weight control plan. The course will examine commercial diet programs, fad diets, and effective weight loss strategies. Students will study the role body composition and weight have in health/wellness. (1 hour weekly)

HEED-104 Personal Nutrition Assessment
1 Credit (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)
Students are introduced to a computerized nutritional assessment program. Students evaluate their current nutritional status and develop strategies for improvement. Various group discussions, lectures, and labs provide students with the means to critically evaluate their dietary practices. (1 hour weekly)

HEED-105 Pediatric Basic Life Support Plus
1 Credit
This course is designed to prepare students to recognize and intervene appropriately in situations requiring infant and child CPR or management of foreign body airway obstruction in the conscious or unconscious victim. This course includes techniques to be used for victims from birth to 8 years of age. Recognition of potential safety hazards, water safety, and accident prevention are also discussed. (1 hour weekly)

HEED-106 Introduction to Stress Management
1 Credit (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the concepts of stress management and the application of these concepts to personal stress management. Students will be presented with various tools and strategies for managing stress and will use these to develop an individual stress management plan. (1 hour weekly)

HEED-108 Adult CPR and First Aid
1 Credit
This course is designed to acquaint students with theories and techniques of CPR and First Aid and Safety. After the successful completion of this course a two-year card from the American Heart Association in Adult CPR and a three-year certification in First Aid and Safety from the National Safety Council will be awarded. (1 hour weekly)

HEED-109 Basic CPR and First Aid
2 Credits (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

This course is designed to acquaint students with theories and techniques of CPR and First Aid and Safety. After the successful completion of this course a one-year card will be awarded in Infant, Child and Adult CPR (valid one year) and certification in First Aid and Safety (valid three years). (2 hours weekly)

HEED-110 Introduction to Personal Wellness
1 Credit (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the components of wellness. These components will include stress, physical fitness, nutrition, safety, and weight management. The principles, concepts, and practices necessary to improve one’s personal wellness will be examined. Students will participate in presentations, laboratories, and assessments designed to evaluate their individual wellness plan to improve areas of concern. (1 hour weekly)

HEED-112 First Aid and Safety
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

A study of techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including one- and two-person rescue for infants, children and adults and use of resuscitation mask, BVM and AED in emergency situations. This course will prepare you to make appropriate decisions regarding first aid care and to act on those decisions. Students will be eligible to receive CPR and First Aid Certification. (3 hours weekly)

HEED-113 Drug Use and Abuse
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

This course will examine drug use relevant to the use and abuse of drugs. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to identify the physiological, psychological, social and cultural implications of drug use. In addition the historical and legal aspects of drug use will be presented in the context of this course. (3 hours weekly)

HEED-114 Introduction to Therapeutic Massage
3 Credits

This course is designed to explore fundamental topics in the use of therapeutic massage and its role in the wellness model of the healthcare system. The history of massage will be introduced and relevant research into the validity of this modality will be discussed. The ethical and professional standards for massage therapists are presented as well as workplace standards, professional alliances, and practice management issues. Time will also be devoted to discussions of massage manipulations, bodywork techniques, the purpose of touch and emerging trends in the field. (3 hours weekly)

HEED-115 Personal and Community Health
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

This course will synthesize the important facts and concepts of a variety of college level courses including biology, physiology, anatomy, ecology, psychology, and sociology into a meaningful dialogue that will motivate the student to modify their health practices to a high level of effective and enjoyable living. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HEED-116 Fundamentals of Spiritual Awareness
3 Credits

This course, based on Eastern thought, will provide the student the opportunity to understand one’s spiritual nature. Major topics include states of consciousness, the subconscious mind, thoughts and attitudes, death and dying. Students will learn the connection between the chakras (energy body) and the physical body. Various meditation and visualization techniques will be experienced. Upon completion of this course the student will gain a fuller understanding and connection with intuition and self-awareness. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as PHIL-116.

HEED-117 Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Professional
1 Credit

This course is designed to acquaint students with theories and techniques of Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Professional. After the successful completion of this course, a two-year card from the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers will be awarded. (1 hour weekly)

HEED-118 Introduction to Pharmacology
1 Credit

This course introduces the student to the important basic concepts of pharmacology. Major drug classifications will be described. The focus will be the discussion of applications of drug therapy. (1 hour weekly)

HEED-120 Medical Aspects of Chemical Dependency
3 Credits

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify concepts relevant to alcoholism and the medical aspects of addiction. In addition, the course will include the pharmacology of alcohol and other addictive substances. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HUMS-120.

HEED-121 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Treatment
3 Credits

This course provides students with the opportunity to study the various modalities of addiction therapy. Counseling skills and the philosophical aspects of addiction will also be presented in this course. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HUMS-121.

HEED-122 Individual Counseling Techniques
3 Credits

This course will make available for use clinical methods that attend both to developing diagnostic understanding and to implementing treatment skills with mental health and/or chemically abusing/dependent populations. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HUMS-122.

HEED-123 Group Counseling Skills
3 Credits

Students will receive training in a group-counseling model for use with both mental health and chemically abusing/dependent clients. The emphasis will fall on the group, client and counselor contributions to the group process, and how these factors influence and interrelate with one another. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HUMS-123.

HEED-124 Family Counseling Skills
3 Credits

The family is defined as a complex interactive system. Traditional views of pathology will be redefined as students come to view family problems such as substance abuse, mental abuse, and other psychosocial problems. Students will think diagnostically about families utilizing theory and various techniques, strategies, and approaches that are relevant to working with families. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HUMS-124.

HEED-125 Ethics in Professional Practice
3 Credits

This course will examine ethics in today’s evolving healthcare environment. This course will look at the evolution of privacy and the ethical dilemmas that result from current laws, social and cultural implications. A practitioner’s approach to ethics has a direct impact on the quality of patient care and the liability of the organization for which they work. Healthcare practitioners, i.e., substance abuse counselors, psychiatric aides, gerontologists, social services workers, are expected to be knowledgeable about today’s healthcare laws and ethical codes. (3 hours weekly)

HEED-130 Human Sexuality
3 Credits

Through this introduction to the field of human sexuality, the student will be able to recall and describe his­torical and current research knowledge related to physiological, psychological, anthropological, and sociological aspects of human sexuality across the life span. Students will discuss and evaluate their own beliefs and values relevant to the topics of various types of sexual behavior, sexual problems and their treatments. In addition, the student will be able to describe important legal and ethical sexual issues. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as SOCI-130.

HEED-140 The Philosophy and Practice of Tai Chi
3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce the student to the philosophical, historical, and technical bases of Tai Chi. Students will be taught and will develop the skills necessary to perform the Sun Style form of Tai Chi. (4 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as PHIL-140.

HEED-141 The Philosophy and Practice of Yoga
3 Credits

This introductory course in Yogic philosophy is unique in that it interweaves the intellectual and the experiential, so that the ancient yet timely truths and principles of Yoga are studied, explored, and practiced through Yoga postures, breath, awareness, reflection, writing, discussion, meditation, and action. (4 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as PHIL‑141.

HEED-150 Women’s Health
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

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. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as WMST-150.

HEED-155 Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Science and Art
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to both different perspectives on conflict and different strategies for resolving conflict. Conflict will be explored in different contexts, including intergroup conflict, cross-cultural conflict, and international conflict, with an emphasis on interpersonal conflict. Most importantly, students will be asked to reflect on their own style of conflict resolution and the pertinence of the material covered to conflict resolution in their own lives. Course content will include experiential learning and role play. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as CRES-155.

HEED-200 Health/Fitness Leader
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

This class is designed to provide the student who is interested in the wellness field with the knowledge and skills necessary to function as an exercise/fitness leader. The class covers core behavioral objectives set up for the following certifications: American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise Leader, the National Strength and Conditioning’s Certified Personal Trainer, and the American Council for Exercise Personal Trainer. Students will be introduced to various aspects of the exercise/fitness field including risk factor evaluation, fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and program development. (3 hours weekly)

HEED-210 Foundations of Health Education and Health Behavior
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

This course will examine the scientific and philosophical bases for various theories of health, including health, wellness, individual control and limitations of health status, and holistic health. Also examined will be the psychological, social psychological, and sociological approaches to the following health areas: development of health attitudes and behavior, patient-provider interaction and the organization of health care. (3 hours weekly)

HEED-212 Current Health Issues
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

This course will examine issues and trends relevant to consumer health decisions. Environmental health, the health care system and mental health are topics included in the course. Upon completion of the course the student will be able to identify current consumer health issues related to health of the nation. (3 hours weekly)

HEED-213 Stress Management
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

This course is designed to provide the student with the principles and methods necessary to developing a personal stress management plan as well as experience various means of stress reduction and relaxation. The concept of wellness, and the role stress and stress management play in personal wellness development are examined. (3 hours weekly)

HEED-216 Health Care in the US
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the impact of current legislative regulations on the health care delivery system, the effect of economics on treatment choices, and an exploration of issues in Medicaid and Medicare. The course includes an overview of the health care system and an examination of the medical infrastructure with a historical perspective. (3 hours weekly)

HEED-218 Organizational Management in Health Care
3 Credits

This course offers an understanding of the skills needed for a new breed of clinically trained managers. Students learn about the health care environment, the classic definition of the manager’s function (planning, organizing, decision making, staffing, and controlling), and practical skills for managing in the health care environment. An emphasis is placed on case studies, presentations, and other exercises to reinforce the classroom learning. Prerequisite: ENGL-121 or ENGL‑101. (3 hours weekly)

HEED-220 Crisis Intervention
3 Credits

Learn the basics of Crisis Intervention within the global arena and how it affects all of us. You will also learn how to understand, interpret and work with crisis within our own lives and those of family and friends. This class will explore the affects of suicide, alcohol/drug abuse, child abuse, crisis in the workplace and in the school setting and posttraumatic stress disorder. (3 hours weekly)

HEED-227 Cross-Cultural Community Health Service and Learning Practicum
3 Credits

The community service and learning practicum provides the opportunity for students to serve in a community health agency. Through community health education these agencies address important and current cross-cultural and/or international health issues, such as AIDS outreach, disease prevention, and wellness education. The goal of the practicum is to develop practical and professional skills in the creation, implementation and evaluation of programs designed to enhance the health of the population. Each student is assigned to a community health agency for eight hours weekly. A two-hour on-campus seminar is scheduled every other week. (9 hours lab weekly)

HEED-230 Health and the Disease Process
3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of general pathophysiology of disease processes. It is designed for students enrolled in health programs and those interested in pursuing an advanced degree in the medical/allied health fields. Causes, signs and symptoms, incidence, treatment, and patient teaching are presented. Interventions to prevent disease and promote wellness are integrated into clinical situations. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as PUBH-230.

HEED-240 Death and Dying
3 Credits

This course discusses issues of death, dying, and bereavement from the perspectives of psychology, sociology, religion, spirituality, and culture. Topics include attitudes towards death; suicide; euthanasia; hospice movement and end-of-life care; working with people who have terminal illnesses; bereavement counseling; the funeral business; how religions understand death; and psychology of death. Students become more aware about the cultural implications of death, dying, and bereavement, and reflect on their own values and attitudes toward life and death. Prerequiste: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) Note: Also listed as HMDV-240.


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST