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Summer 2012  Health Education (3.0 units)

Section 8150       Class Begins June 18,  2012

Course Description

Using an on-line format, this course will direct the student’s study of lifelong human health.  This will entail exploring the relationships between the psychological, sociological, biological, legal, and moral/ethical dimensions of health, ultimately leading to optimal health and wellness.  Topics include: nutrition, physical fitness, substance abuse, reproductive health, infectious diseases and non-infectious diseases; aging, dying and death; injury prevention and consumer health.  This course is transferable to both the CSU and UC systems.
Recommended Prep: (if needed) English 80 or placement into English 200 through assessment process.

  • Instructor:  Dr. Greg Hicks
  • Phone: 707.468.3133
  • Email:  (After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.)
  • Textbook Information:  Access to Health (12th edition), by Rebecca Donnatelle, Pearson/Benjamin Cummings Publishing  (approximate cost new is $125.00 and used is about $87.00).
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 6 to 8 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.
  • Special Requirements: You must send an email to the instructor after you sign up for the class. Students are also required to log into Etudes the first day of class, (Monday, 06/18/2012) read the syllabus, and each of the Module assignments and send an email to the instructor confirming that they understand the course requirements.
  • Assignments & Tests: A complete listing will appear on the course syllabus.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.
  • New to Etudes: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use Etudes. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with Etudes. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through Etudes.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link