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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


September 27, 2000

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Lynn Pifer. Belknap Hall 05, x4384,

Course Change Proposal: NUR 433 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Strategies




DELETE current course description:

An experiential course, taught from various discipline perspectives, designed to familiarize students with implementing strategies for health promotion and disease prevention in community settings. Active participation by the student in planning and implementing a health promotion project within the existing health care system will be required. Prerequisite: Junior status with at least eight credits in student's major area of study, or Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university.


REPLACE with the following course description:

An interdisciplinary, international investigation of health promotion taught from the perspective of various disciplines with an emphasis on issues of nutrition, exercise, health behaviors and motivational theory. It is designed to familiarize students with implementing strategies for health promotion and disease prevention on the personal and community level. Active participation by the student in a health promotion project will be required.

RATIONALE for change:


At the time this course was proposed it was to be dual listed as a graduate course. In order to assure that there was not a wide gap between the undergraduate and graduate students, the prerequisite was attached. However, the dual listing as graduate/undergraduate did not happen. It was approved by AAC as an undergraduate course and now there is no need to assure that only students who have 60 credits take this course.


The change is the catalog description more accurately reflects the perspective of the course. A grant from the Canadian Embassy financed the development of an on line international connection with Canadian Universities. This global connection was developed after the course description was written. Also, feedback from the General Education Implementation Task force demonstrated that the current catalogue course description did not accurately reflect the breadth of this course.

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