Academic Catalogs

Health Education (HLED)

HLED G1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Personal Health  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge to lead a healthy life. Areas covered include wellness, emotional health, stress management, aging, physical well-being, nutrition and weight control, drugs, reproduction and parenting, prevention of diseases and consumer health. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

HLED G1073 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Drugs, Health, and Society  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course provides an overview of the epidemiology and toxicology of stubstance abuse and its relevance to personal and public health. Students will be introduced to the concept of substance abuse and dependence, the definition of licit and illicit drugs, and the pharmacologic, neurologic and physiologic effects of selected substances on the human brain. Political, social and economic factors involved in the supply and demand for drugs will be discussed. Epidemiologic data on the prevalence, incidence, and trends of smoking, alcohol, prescription and other drug dependencies in the United States will be covered, as well as risk factors associated with the use and abuse of these substances. Current options for recovery and a survey of local resources will be reviewed. Students will engage in critical discussion about the role drugs play in our society and the choices individuals make in regard to using all types of drugs. The course will also cover the history of drug enforcement and current judicial best practices in relatation to enforcement of United States law. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

HLED G1353 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Nutrition  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course provides an integrated overview of the physiological, psychological and sociological concepts of nutrition and health. Topics will cover many different aspects and views of nutrition and how it affects health throughout the life cycle. Graded.