HEG 211 - Black Women's Mental Health and Wellness
Black women have disproportionately higher rates of many illness including hypertension, breast cancer, diabetes, lupus, heart disease, HIV, depression and so much more. This course will explore the socio-historical and cultural factors that impact the determinants of health for Black Women as compared to other populations. The intersectionality of Black Women’s lives and the impact on their mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual wellbeing will be examined. This course will analyze the roles and identities of Black Women, their perception of health, wellness and illness and how these factors influence self-care practices.
SUNY General Education: SUNY-SS - Social Sciences (SSCS)
MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD), MCC-VE - Values and Ethics (MVE)
Course Learning Outcomes
1.Identify the emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual, behavioral, social, or economic issues related to Black Women's overall health and wellness.
2.Evaluate health care issues for Black Women as they relate to mental health, physical health, morbidity or longevity.
3.Examine health care options for Black Women as they relate to mental health or physical health.
4.Analyze the socio-historical or cultural factors that influence the overall health and wellness of Black Women.
5.Discuss the intersectionality of the lives of Black Women.
6.Create a personal social/ecological autobiography to explore health and wellness as it relates to identity, family, relationships, social networks, spirituality, mental and physical health, social justice work, and self-care practices.
7.Examine social science research methodologies.
8.Apply data relative to Black Women’s Wellness through written assignments, projects or presentations.
Course Offered Fall and Spring