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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

COM 516 - Survey of Health Communication

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

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.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing & COM317 (or an equivalent undergraduate research method course).
Offered: Not on a regular basis.
Credit: 3