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KIN 169 Diversity, Stress and Health (Area S) (3 units)

Students will study the interrelationship of individuals, racial/ethnic, and cultural groups to understand and appreciate issues of diversity in an African country in comparison with those of the U.S., within the context of stress and health. How one's identity, behavior, and health are shaped by cultural and social influences in the contexts of equality and inequality will be addressed throughout the course. From both a theoretical and experiential perspective, students will study behavioral interventions, social actions, and positive interactions that: (a) diminish or eliminate inequalities and related stressors; and (b) promote health and social justice. Processes (historical, social, economic, and political) that lead to either greater equality or structured inequality will also be analyzed.

Prerequisites:

Satisfaction of the Writing Skills Test (WST) or ENGL/LLD 100A with a C or better (C- not accepted), completion of Core GE and upper division standing.