The new core courses passed Human Ecology Faculty Council on November 24, 2010 and the package is now being sent to the University’s Course Change and Curriculum Committee. The new core courses are HEAL 2600, HMEC 2000, and HMEC 3000. The transition of the new courses into all Human Ecology programs (General degree, FSS, HNS, and TS) is as follows:
1. Replacement of current core courses
a. HEAL 2600, Integration of health Determinants of Individuals, will replace HMEC 2030, Human Ecology: Perspectives and Communication.
b. HMEC 2000, Research Methods and Presentation, will meet the writing requirement of the degree and replaces HMEC 2050, Introduction to Research in Human Ecology.
c. HMEC 3000, Epidemiology of the Social Determinants of Health, will replace HMEC 3100, Communications for Professional Practice.
d. Current students (admitted before September 2011) will use any of the former core courses that have already been completed for credit in their programs. Outstanding requirements for missing courses will be fulfilled by taking the new course as listed above in a, b, and c;
e. All students admitted in the Fall of 2011 onwards will take the new core courses as part of their degree programs.
f. HMEC 2030, HMEC 2050 and HMEC 3100 are now being offered in the 2010 – 2011 session and will be offered for the final time in summer of 2011.
2. Introduction into Curriculum in Fall 2011 and Winter 2012 and ongoing sessions
HEAL 2600, Integration of Health Determinants of Individuals (Prerequisites = One of
CHEM 1300, or BIOL 1020 or STAT 1000; and one of PSYC 1200 or SOC 1200 or consent of instructor).
HMEC 3000, Epidemiology of the Social Determinants of Health (Prerequisite = HEAL 2600, Integration of Health Determinants of Individuals [or HMEC 2030, Human Ecology: Perspectives and Communication] and HMEC 2000, Research Methods and Presentation [or HMEC 2050, Introduction to Research in Human Ecology]).
Winter 2012: HMEC 2000, Research Methods and Presentation; may not hold with HMEC 2050,
Introduction to Research in Human Ecology (Prerequisite = STAT 1000).
3. Program changes will be documented in the 2011 – 2012 General Calendar.
a. Course Changes: Department courses that require HMEC 2030, HMEC 2050 or HMEC 3100 have been revised to include the new core courses as listed above.
4. IHP (Health Sciences and Health Studies) students please contact Dianne Mutuc or Brigitte Wiebe directly.
If you have questions about your individual programs, please note that we are happy to answer them. Please read the document carefully before sending an email or dropping in.
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