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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

COM 516 - Survey of Health Communication


Catalog Year 2013-2014

This course focuses on theoretical and applied features of health communication. The class will consider a variety of health factors, theories, conceptual frameworks, methodological techniques, and implementation strategies that can be used to inform and influence individuals, families and communities. Three health-problem areas will be highly emphasized: (1) substance (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, drug) abuse prevention and treatment (2) obesity prevention and weight-related issues, and (3) community health issues (e.g., suicide, AIDS, violence). Interpersonal perspective, social (cultural & organizational) contexts, influences of technologies and media, and health promotion & campaigns compose the integral perspectives used when visiting each emphasized health-problem area.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing & COM317 (or an equivalent undergraduate research method course)
 

credit: 3