3 hours, 3 credits:
*Satisfies Pathways Flexible Core Scientific World requirement. Course Pre-requisite(s): n/a
In this course students will:
By the end of this course students will be able to:
As the instructor of this course, I am here for you and to support you in your success. My hope is that we will create an atmosphere of mutual respect as we learn together. All have something to contribute. We learn from one another. Please also note that we will be discussing some sensitive topics, and if for any reason you are uncomfortable with the material being discussed, please feel free to either let me know or leave the classroom, or both.
It is important to read the material for the week before the Monday class meeting begins so that you are prepared to actively participate in class. To encourage good note taking, you will be required to post images of your reading and lecture notes to the course discussion board before the mid-term exam. This is also an opportunity to improve your note-taking skills by seeing how your classmates take notes.
|Numeric Score||Letter Grade|
|92 - 96||A|
|90 - 91||A-|
|87 - 89||B+|
|82 - 86||B|
|80 - 81||B-|
|77 - 79||C+|
|72 - 76||C|
|70 - 71||C-|
|67 - 70||D+|
|61 - 66||D|
|60 - 61||D-|
*Extra Credit may be offered in this course.
*Unless otherwise stated, a curve will not be used.
*Late assignments are only accepted if discussed in advance.
There will be three homework assignments throughout the course of the semester, each worth 5 points (5%) of total grade. More details to come.
Starting in week 4, we will begin classes with 1-2 students presenting on a personal and community health topic of interest in the news. Presentations will be up to 5 minutes long, along with up to 5 minutes for questions and answers, and discussion (up to 10 minutes total).
Due throughout the semester
Student Learning Outcomes 2,4
There will be two short surveys, an assignment to create an exam question for both the midterm and the final exams, and you will be asked to post your reading and lecture notes to an online shared folder. Each of these will receive a participation grade of 1, meaning you will receive full credit for completing the assignment.
|Assignment||Point Value||Date Due|
|Student created question for Midterm Exam||1 point||Due Sun, Mar 19, 10PM|
|Submit Lecture/Reading Notes to online shared folder||1 point||Due Sun, Mar 19, 10PM|
|Midcourse evaluation survey||1 point||Due Sun, Apr 2, 10PM|
|Student created question for Final Exam||1 point||Due Sun, May 12, 10PM|
|Post course evaluation survey||1 point||Due Sun, May 19, 10PM|
This assignment will build upon the Whole Health Assessment/Personal Health Inventory, which you will complete in the first two weeks of class. Based on your results from the Personal Health Inventory, you will select an area of health for improvement, and over the course of the semester, you will assess and report on your progress. The project will be broken down into three part (more details to come):
|Part 1: Choose health area of focus (5%)||Due Sun, Feb 19, 10PM|
|Part 2: Assess progress at midpoint (5%)||Due Sun, Apr 2, 10PM|
|Part 3: Final reflection on behavior changes achieved (5%)||Due Sun, May 7, 10PM|
Student Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4
Will cover material presented in the first half of the semester and will consist of true/false, multiple choice, short answer and short essay questions.
Wed, Mar 22
Student Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4
Will cover material presented throughout the second half of the semester and will consist of true/false, multiple choice, short answer and short essay questions. The Final Exam will NOT be cumulative
MW 9 –Mon, May 22, 8-10AM
MW 3 – Wed, May 17, 3:30-5:30PM
Student Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4
Students are allowed 2 unexcused absences without penalty (Please see College policies regarding Student Absence on Account of Religious Belief which are exempt from these rules). Any absence in excess of 2 needs a medical note, a positive COVID-19 test result, some other form of evidence or an explanation. Each unexcused beyond 2 absences will result in a 0.5 reduction in the attendance grade. For example, one class absence would reduce the attendance grade to 9.5 points out of max 10.
Lateness is between 5 and 10 minutes late for class. Early departure is between 5 and 10 minutes before the end of class. Three unexcused late entries or early departures will count as an unexcused absence. Unexcused entry after 10 minutes from the start of class will count as an unexcused absence. Unexcused departure more than 10 minutes before the end of class will count as an unexcused absence.
Student Learning Outcomes 2,4
We build knowledge collectively and everyone has something to contribute. Most of class-time will be composed of discussions and individual and group activities. All are expected to attend and be on time to all classes. I will take attendance. Please notify me in advance if you will be late, absent, or need to leave class early. Excessive unexcused absences or tardiness will affect your grade. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to obtain any notes, information, or relevant assignments from other students.
The class is a phone free zone, unless otherwise instructed for in-class online activities. If you are expecting an emergency or important call and must have your phone out, please let me know.
Email is a professional means of communication in the context of school or work, and the college years are a good time to practice becoming fluent in this language. In preparation for entry into, or continuation in, the professional world, please practice making emails polite, clear and concise. This includes using greetings and salutations, polite language, proper grammar and punctuation, and signing messages by name. My name is Sarah, and I am not a professor, so you may simply address me as: “Hello Sarah”, or “Hi Sarah”.
I will do my best to answer all emails within 48 hours of receipt, if not sooner. To help me answer your emails promptly, please avoid abbreviations and text-messaging shorthand and use the following subject line format:
Important: At times I will send the class emails with important information. They are sent through Blackboard. To be sure that you receive these emails, update your Blackboard email address. To do this, log into Blackboard and on the home page scroll down to “Tools” and click on “Update Email.”
The Brooklyn College Center for Student Disability Services is back to working in-person on campus, though you can still reach out via email and phone. Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Location: 138 Roosevelt Hall
Department Office Hours:
Note: Office hours during summer and winter intersession breaks varies.
Students should inform the professor if they have a disability or any other situation that may require Section 504/ADA accommodations. The faculty and staff will attempt to work out whatever arrangements are necessary.
Please provide your professor with your course accommodation form and discuss your specific accommodation with your professor as soon as possible to ensure accommodations are met in a timely fashion.
In order to receive academic accommodations students must first be registered with the Center for Student Disability Services. Students who have a documented disability or who suspect that they might have a disability are invited to set up an appointment with the Director of the Center for Student Disability Services, Ms. Valerie Stewart-Lovell or the Assistant Director, Josephine Patterson or their general email email@example.com
Center for Student Disability Services (CSDS) Mission:
It is the mission of the Center for Student Disability Services (CSDS) to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to all campus facilities, curricula, and activities. The program’s objective focuses on providing students with reasonable disability-related accommodations and the opportunity to maximize their academic success at Brooklyn College. The goal is to ensure an inclusive environment while maintaining and enhancing the college’s academic excellence by providing students with disabilities the opportunity to achieve their highest possible academic potential.
Academic dishonesty of any type, including cheating and plagiarism, is unacceptable at Brooklyn College. Cheating is any misrepresentation in academic work. Plagiarism is the representation of another person’s work, words, or ideas as your own. Students should consult the Brooklyn College Student Handbook for a fuller, more specific discussion of related academic integrity standards.
Academic dishonesty is punishable by failure of the “…test, examination, term paper or other assignment on which cheating occurred” (Faculty Council, May 18, 1954).
In addition, disciplinary proceedings in cases of academic dishonesty may result in penalties of admonition, warning, censure, disciplinary probation, restitution, suspension, expulsion, complaint to civil authorities, or ejection (Adopted by Policy Council, May 8, 1991).
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