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Lisa Moore Interim, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Fall 2007

WGS 345 • 35-PSYSOCL ISS IN WOM'S HLTH-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
49925 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
BEL 858
HOLAHAN

Course Description

This course examines major issues in women's physical and mental health within the context of adult psychological development. The course will include a broad definition of women's health that, in addition to traditional reproductive issues, will consider health problems more common in women than in men, such as depression and eating disorders, and the leading causes of death in women, such as coronary heart disease. In addition, the course will include gender influences on health risk behaviors, such as smoking and physical inactivity, and societal influences on women's health through a consideration of social norms and roles. CONTAINS A SUBSTANTIAL WRITING COMPONENT AND FULFILLS PART OF THE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT IN WRITING. UPPER-DIVISION STANDING REQUIRED. COURSE NUMBER MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT WHEN THE TOPICS VARY. INCLUDES TRADITIONAL REPRODUCTIVE ISSUES, DISORDERS THAT ARE MORE COMMON IN WOMEN THAN IN MEN, AND THE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN WOMEN. MEETS WITH HED 352K (TOPIC 2).

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