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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HSC 130 - Health Humanities

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-C2
Introduction to the role of the humanities in health. Exploration of the importance of humanities in developing empathy, observation, and self-reflection skills necessary in health care. Human experience of illness will be explored.

Equivalent Quarter Course: HSC 3720.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-C2 - Lower Division Humanities
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Characterize human experience of illness, health, and healing individually, socially, and politically through the humanities.
  2. Demonstrate empathy towards others’ experience of illness.
  3. Discuss one’s own values and beliefs in the context of health humanities.
  4. Summarize the role of humanities in defining health and illness and its implications for the relationship between patients and providers.
  5. Cultivate compassion, empathy, and respect for diverse social and cultural perspectives embedded within illness narratives and community experience.
  6. Discuss how changes in the environment, the Anthropocene, and issues related to climate change are explored in the humanities in relation to human health.

C2. Humanities Learning Outcomes
  1. Show appreciation for the humanities using their intellect, imagination, sensibility, and sensitivity;
  2. develop their affective and cognitive faculties through studying great works reflecting the rich diversity of human imagination and/or inquiry; and
  3. engage in critical self-reflection relating themes in the humanities to the students’ own lives.

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