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224.865.01 Doctoral Seminar in Behavior, Change and Health

International Health
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  1:30 - 4:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Peter Winch

Through readings and discussion of psycho-social theory, students explore the nature of health and human behavior as well as the role of both individual and environmental factors on the process of behavior change. Students work on developing a conceptual framework and theory section for their doctoral dissertation proposal.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explore the nature of and influences on human behavior and how these factors impact changes in health, utilizing readings and discussion of social theory
  2. Utilize social theory in the process of constructing and/or refining the conceptual framework and accompanying narrative of the doctoral dissertation research proposal
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation is based on class participation (25%), a final paper (50%) and presentation (25%).

Instructor Consent:

No consent required