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FSHD Thematic Minor HandbookThematic MinorStudents majoring in FSHD have the option of declaring a thematic minor.The thematic minor is developed around a theme identified by thestudent, using courses from two or more disciplines. The majoradvisor must approve all thematic minors.The thematic minor must be 18 units, 9 of which must be upper division(300-400 level courses). You can take more than 9 upper division coursesif you are interested in more 300-400 level courses.Steps to Declaring a Thematic Minor:1) Read this Handbook – familiarize yourself with requirements andguidelines related to the thematic minor2) Consider how the thematic minor fits your interests and needs –consider what theme(s) you want to focus on3) Begin choosing classes of interest – use the thematic minor formto keep track of classes you intend to take in the future, and todocument classes you have taken already taken toward yourthematic minor. Keep a hard copy or electronic version of thisform, which you can download from the Thematic Minor sectionof our FSHD website4) Meet with your FSHD Academic Advisor to declare your minor andreview your course selections5) Your thematic minor courses can be flexible, meaning you canchange your mind about what classes you’d like to take for yourminor. If you initially think CHS 305 sounds interesting, and thenthink SOC 324 actually sounds better, you can update yourthematic minor form6) When you register for or successfully complete a new course foryour minor, please update your FSHD advisors by forwarding yourupdated thematic minor form via email, or attending walk-inadvising hours7) FSHD advisors will update your Advisement Report to reflect thecourses taken and approved for your minor1Thematic Minor ics/thematic-minorsCourses Excluded from the Minor: first-year English composition, math courses below the level of Calculus 1, activity courses (e.g., physical education, fitness, exercise), military or naval science, and military aerospace studies in physicalfitness, physical competitions, ROTC camps and laboratories (i.e.,courses not approved for the Military Science & Leadership Minormay not apply to other minors), in most cases, first-year courses in foreign language and AmericanSign Language that are also used to satisfy the second languagerequirement in General Education, all Tier One courses, per General Education policy. *If FSHD courses are used in your thematic minor, these cannotalso be used for the FSHD major, pre-major, or supporting FSHDcourseworkSample Themes and Courses for Thematic Minors:Remember: Not all of the courses listed below are offered every semester,check UAccess and the UA catalog to view course availability, andto read course psp/uazsaprd2/UA CATALOG/HRMS/h/?tab DEFAULT You may need permission to enroll in many of these classes if youare not a declared major or minor within the department offeringthe course.o For example, if you are not a Sociology Student but wantto take a SOC class, you will either need to wait until openregistration to register for the course, or contact theSociology department to inquire about getting added tothe course

FSHD Thematic Minor HandbookView the Dates and Deadlines website for openregistration dates each /datesdeadlines?audience students&cat1 10&cat2 30o Make sure you look at “Enrollment Requirements” onUAccess for each class in which you try to register, this willtell you if you need department consent to enroll or ifthere are specific prerequisites neededIn general, most classes can be used in a thematic minor, as longas they are not listed above as courses excluded from the minor. Ifyou find a course of interest that is not on the course lists below,check with your advisor about whether or not it can count in yourminor. You can pick and choose classes within more than one ofthe following themes if you wish.o Counseling Theme:SOC 232 - Individuals, Groups, and SocietyThe sociological study of the relations between individuals and society,including the formation of self and identity, interactions in groups, and thereciprocity between individuals and the social structure.SOC 324 - Sociology of SexualityImpact of individual and community sexual attitudes and behaviors onother sociological and psychological functioning.SOC 357 - Pursuit of HappinessHowever elusive the state of happiness may be for most people, happinessremains a fundamental goal in American society. This course will explorethe interplay between individual and social happiness through variousdocuments, including readings and films, and by comparing happinessamong groups (ethnic, religious, gender, social class) and across culturesand nations.SOC 397A – Poverty in Tucson Field WorkshopThis workshop-based course explores the problem of poverty in the city ofTucson and its impacts on the well-being of local residents. The workshop2combines in-class lectures on poverty with extensive training in thecollection of survey data. Partnering with various community agencies andnonprofits, this course includes an intensive period of field research wherestudents will interview households in Tucson in order to help ourcommunity partners better understand the problem of poverty andidentify potential solutions. Over six weeks, students will work in teams totravel to identified households and request their participation in a survey.Students will be given specific goal of surveys to collect and will do sooutside the traditional course meeting time. At the end of the course,students will form teams to analyze their data and present their findingsback to the community at a forum hosted by the College of Social andBehavioral Sciences.CHS 305 - Suffering and Care in SocietyHow societies interpret the reality of human suffering; the organizationand politics of care; the status and experiences of individuals whose workinvolves caring for others.CHS 306 - Interprofessional CareThis course prepares students who are pursuing a career in the helpingprofessions to work as members of interdisciplinary teams.HED 350 - Student OutreachThis course will introduce students to literature in college access, outreach,academic achievement, and resiliency. The service-learning component ofthis course (known as Project SOAR) will allow the students to apply theirlearning as mentors to students at under-resourced Tucson middle schoolson a weekly basis. Prerequisite(s): One Tier I INDV course.PSY 313 - Drugs and the BrainHumans have used mind-altering drugs for thousands of years. These mindaltering drugs come in many forms, ranging from common drugs such ascaffeine, Adderall, and alcohol, to illicit drugs such as LSD and heroin.Advances in neuroscience and psychology have greatly expanded ourcapacity to understand how drugs alter neural circuits and how thesealterations affect decision making, perception, and memory. This course

FSHD Thematic Minor Handbookwill explore the connection between drugs, brains, and cognition andincorporate recent discoveries in neuroscience, biochemistry, andpsychology. The course will be a combination of lectures and discussion ofrecent brain and behavior related science news and readings frominstructors and students.Prerequisite(s): (PSY 101 or PSY 150A1) and PSY 230 and PSY 290A and PSY297A.PSY 352 - PersonalityBasic concepts and issues in personality theory and research; approachesto personality description and assessment.Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 or PSY 150A1PSY/FSHD 379 - Psychology of DivorceDivorce directly and indirectly affects the majority of people insociety. This course will take a critical look at the cycle of marriage, causesof divorce, psychological consequences of divorce for children andparents. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore or above statusPSY 381 - Abnormal PsychologySurvey of the symptoms and syndromes of abnormal behavior, withemphasis on a scientific, empirical view; primary focus is the description ofvarious symptoms and diagnosis of illness, but research and theoriesconcerning etiology and treatment also will be briefly covered.Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 or PSY 150A1PSY 456 - Psychology of Death and LossBasic concepts in a psychology of death and loss, with emphasis on boththe adjustment to death and loss, and the underlying phenomenal,humanistic and current social considerations.FSHD 401 - Basic Skills in CounselingSelected counseling skills and their applications to non-counseling settings.Designed for non-majors needing basic skills in counseling as an adjunct toother primary occupational functions.Prerequisite(s): 6 units of social science3FSHD 405 - Theories of CounselingTechniques for the study of human behavior; implications for improvingadult-child relationships, applying various theories of counseling.Prerequisite(s): 6 units of social scienceCOMM 407 - Family CommunicationFocus on issues related to family interaction, functioning, andcommunication. We will examine research and theories fromcommunication, sociological, and psychological perspectives. Readingsand discussions will include coverage of marital, parent-child, sibling, andintergenerational interactions in the family. Research on topics such asmarital satisfaction, divorce, courtship, and the impact of the family on itschildren (and vice versa) will be examined. We will also focus on thenature of family interaction as it is associated with family dysfunction.Prerequisite(s): COMM 101, COMM 228, COMM 300. COMM 101 andCOMM 228 must be completed with a minimum grade of C in each and aminimum GPA of 2.5 across the two courses.CPH 178 - Personal Health and WellnessIntroduces and analyzes basic personal and community health problems,with emphasis on current scientific information essential to healthpromotion and maintenance of individual health.CPH 306 - Drugs and SocietyOverview of personal drug use in contemporary society including historicalperspective, drug metabolism, drug action and classification, legal issues,reasons for abuse, and drug abuse prevention strategies.CPH 330 - Human SexualityDiscussion of the basic aspects of human sexuality, including male andfemale reproductive physiology, congenital defects, sexually transmitteddiseases, myths and fallacies, variations of sexual response.Prerequisite(s): Credit allowed for only one of these courses: CPH 330 orSOC 324.

FSHD Thematic Minor HandbookCPH 449 - Family ViolenceConsiders child sexual and physical abuse, maltreatment and neglect,dating violence, date rape, stalking, domestic violence, workplaceharassment, and abuse of elderly and disabled persons. Addressesfrequency, causes, health impacts, cultural forces shaping responses,community services and prevention.Prerequisite(s): Seniors with background in relevant fields or consent ofinstructor.Education Theme:EDL 200 - A Global Perspective on SchoolingThis exploratory course will introduce students to the role of schools insociety through a comprehensive review of culture and traditions.Emphasis will be placed on social issues and trends that impact schoolingand the implications for the future direction of education. How effective isour current educational system how has the role of the teacher changed?How does American education "stack up" against other countries and arecurrent reforms really going to improve education are among the topicalquestions addressed in this course. Students will be expected to participatein field study and observation experiences in school settings.Prerequisite(s): Two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies.POL 201 - American National GovernmentGeneral survey of the constitutional bases, organization, and functioningof the American national government; recent and current trends.HED 201 - Foundations of LeadershipThis course will cover a broad range of areas associated with effectiveleadership including communication, mission and vision, groupdevelopment, values, ethics, diversity, and creating change.HED 350 - Student OutreachThis course will introduce students to literature in college access, outreach,academic achievement, and resiliency. The service-learning component ofthis course (known as Project SOAR) will allow the students to apply their4learning as mentors to students at under-resourced Tucson middle schoolson a weekly basis. Prerequisite(s): One Tier I INDV course.AED 210 - Resiliency and Human PotentialThe course provides a background in resiliency research to assist learnersin acquiring the knowledge and strategies to enhance personal andprofessional resilience. Understand, assess, plan, and apply resiliencypractices that manage stress to foster academic, personal and professionaldevelopment.AED 301 - Youth Leadership DevelopmentCharacteristics of effective advisors, leadership styles, strategies for themanagement and organization of youth groups in agriculture, practice inleadership development techniques.AED 309 - Leadership Principles and PracticesThis course introduces learners to a broad range of readings addressingpractical and theoretical leadership principles. Participants will beexpected to critically examine readings and associated videos/movies.Participants will have the opportunity to apply principles from the coursein a field project where particular emphasis will be placed onenhancement of self-awareness and leadership capabilities through thedocumented development and assessment of the field project.AED 409 - Team and Organizational LeadershipPrinciples and practices in planning, developing, conducting, andevaluating leadership programs for agricultural groups. The intendedaudience is the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) students.The course focuses on helping students better understand themselves andothers; improving group communication; becoming effective leaders andmembers of groups; improving leadership and personal developmentskills; assessing leadership situations, determining and administeringappropriate leadership strategies, and evaluating results.SERP 400 - Survey of Exceptional StudentsIntroduction to historical, legal, pedagogical, and social issues underlyingservices in special education and rehabilitation. Provides an overview of

FSHD Thematic Minor Handbookthe characteristics of persons with exceptionalities and disabilities as wellas the services available.SERP 412 - Violence in Schools and Communities: Crisis Prevention,Intervention, and ResponseThis course provides knowledge about school violence, crisis interventiontheory, and strategies for use with children in schools. Emphasis is onapplication to child-centered and school-based crises such as school andcommunity-based violence, suicide, child abuse, and loss and grief. Thiscourse also examines prevention and intervention theory for creatingpeaceable and inclusive classrooms, schools, and communities. Thecourse provides students with basic knowledge and skills for crisisprevention, intervention, response, and recovery in school and communitysettingsSERP 414 - Introduction to Disability Studies and ServicesOverview of disability in the humanities; historical and currentperspectives of rehabilitation, education, and public policy.Prerequisite(s): Open to juniors and seniors only.Health Theme:PSIO 201 – Human Anatomy and PhysiologyStudy of structure and function of the human body. Topics include basicanatomical and directional terminology; fundamental concepts andprinciples of cell physiology; histology; the integumentary, skeletal,muscular and nervous systems; special senses. Primarily for majors inphysiology, biology, and health professions.Prerequisite(s): Department ConsentPSIO 202 - Human Anatomy and Physiology IIStudy of structure and function of the human body. Topics includecardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, gastrointestinal, endocrineand reproductive systems. Primarily for majors in physiology, biology, andhealth professions. Prerequisite(s): Department Consent, PSIO 2015MIC 205A – General MicrobiologyIntroduction to the diverse lifestyles of bacteria, viruses, fungi, andprotozoan parasites, their importance in the biosphere, and their roles inhuman and animal diseases.Prerequisite(s): MCB 181R or PSIO 201; CHEM 101B or CHEM 103A.SOC 357 - Pursuit of HappinessHowever elusive the state of happiness may be for most people, happinessremains a fundamental goal in American society. This course will explorethe interplay between individual and social happiness through variousdocuments, including readings and films, and by comparing happinessamong groups (ethnic, religious, gender, social class) and across culturesand nations.CHS 305 - Suffering and Care in SocietyHow societies interpret the reality of human suffering; the organizationand politics of care; the status and experiences of individuals whose workinvolves caring for others.CHS 306 - Interprofessional CareThis course prepares students who are pursuing a career in the helpingprofessions to work as members of interdisciplinary teams.CPH 310 - Health Care in the U.S.This course describes the structure and function of the various private andpublic health care entities within the United States. Strengths andweaknesses related to cost, quality and access are analyzed. Basiceconomic theories that drive financing are also considered.CPH 350 - Principles of Health Education and Health PromotionThis course introduces the student to the discipline and profession ofhealth education. Students will examine the concepts of health andwellness, the determinants of health behavior, national health status, thehistory of health education and health promotion. The student willrecognize health education as an important foundation for populationbased health care.

FSHD Thematic Minor HandbookCPH 387 - Health Disparities and Minority HealthThe course will explore gaps in health outcomes associated withrace/ethnicity, social class, sex, sexuality, nationality, and migrationstatus. Societal, environmental, and institutional factors that underlayhealth disparities between and within nations will be considered.CPH 412 - Public Health Approach to Mental Health Disorders in the U.S.This course will explore the identification and treatment of mental illnessin the U.S. and discuss a public health approach to addressing mentalhealth issues.PSY 382 – The Psychology of Health DisparitiesDespite the general improvement in national health, racial/ethnic healthdisparities remain a growing challenge in the United States. The Center forDisease Control reports that racial/ethnic minorities generally sufferhigher incidence of most health challenges including infectious diseases,infant mortality, asthma, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke, andearlier mortality compared to non-minorities. These disparities are causedby a combination of individual, genetic, and social/environmental riskfactors (Olden & White, 2005). Advances in psychological science arehelping to understand how these factors influence risk and contributing tointerventions to improve health for all.Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 or PSY 150A1.PSY 383 - Health PsychologyThe relationship of health to mental and behavioral processes. Illnessesand medical treatment from the standpoint of psychology.Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 or PSY 150APSY 456 - Psychology of Death and LossBasic concepts in a psychology of death and loss, with emphasis on boththe adjustment to death and loss, and the underlying phenomenal,humanistic and current social considerations.COMM 407 - Family CommunicationFocus on issues related to family interaction, functioning, andcommunication. We will examine research and theories from6communication, sociological, and psychological perspectives. Readingsand discussions will include coverage of marital, parent-child, sibling, andintergenerational interactions in the family. Research on topics such asmarital satisfaction, divo

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