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Undergraduate Studies Catalog 2003-2005

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Interdisciplinary Courses
The School of Professions sponsors several courses whose interdisciplinary content is applicable to students in many majors, both in the School of Professions and beyond. For information, contact the course professor or Dean of the School of Professions, 264 Faculty Office Building,(585) 395-2510.

Professions Courses

PRO 204 Developmental Assessment (A). Investigates the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual and developmental influences on the client. Emphasizes the use of multi-disciplinary tools in assessing clients along the age continuum. Examines environmental forces that influence developmental outcomes. Investigates variables which will promote the optimal stability for each of eight stages of life. Examines normal lines of defense for each stage to retain the greatest internal resistance. 3 Cr. Every Semester

PRO 307 Consumer Issues in Health Care (A,J). Examines the dilemmas increasingly confronted by health care consumers throughout life. Explores the need to develop personal values as well as skills in critical thinking and decision making. Examines issues such as: family abuse, genetic engineering, organ transplantation, substance abuse, mass screening, life support, euthanasia, and allocation of health care resources. 3 Cr. Every Semester

PRO 310 Research: Process and Critique (A). Introduces and examines the research process as it is evidenced in published professional journals. Includes the scientific method as utilized in research: problem formulation, literature review, research design and methodology, data analysis, and interpretation of findings. Presents and applies criteria for critically evaluating research to current published research. Emphasizes active learning throughout. 3 Cr. Fall

PRO 407 Transcultural Issues in Health Care (A,J,W,D). Examines the issues and implications of health and culture; explores and evaluates social policy issues important to addressing the health needs of specific ethnocultural groups and women; examines a variety of historical and theoretical issues related to health and culture; discusses comparative health issues in developed and developing countries; and compares and contrasts health beliefs, values and practices of a diverse population. Includes a major service learning component to this course which provides students with firsthand exposure to a cultural group different from their own. 3 Cr.

PRO 410 Grants Writing (B). A basic, practical, how-to course for the beginning grants writer. Includes types of funding sources, how to identify funding sources, and how to write foundation and government proposals. Requires writing a brief sample proposal. Appropriate for all majors. 1 Cr. Spring, Summer

PRO 421 Field Experience I (B). Provides an introductory practicum experience for students who may work with adults with special needs in a recreational setting; e.g., adults with mental retardation, visual impairments, hearing impairments, or physical disabilities. Takes place on campus on Thursday evenings only. 1.5 Cr. Every Semester

PRO 422 Field Experience II (B). Prerequisite: REL 421. Provides an introductory practicum experience for students who may work with adults with special needs in a recreational setting; e.g., adults with mental retardation, visual impairments, hearing impairments, or physical disabilities. Takes place on campus on Thursday evenings only. 1.5 Cr. Every Semester

PRO 423 Field Experience III (B). Prerequisites: REL 421 and 422. Provides an introductory practicum experience for students who may work with adults with special needs in a recreational setting; e.g., adults with mental retardation, visual impairments, hearing impairments, or physical disabilities. Takes place on campus on Thursday evenings only. 1.5 Cr. Every Semester

PRO 424 Field Experience IV (B). Prerequisites: REL 421, 422, and 423. Provides an introductory practicum experience for students who may work with adults with special needs in a recreational setting, e.g., adults with mental retardation, visual impairments, hearing impairments, or physical disabilities. Takes place on campus on Thursday evenings only. 1.5 Cr. Every Semester

PRO 425 Field Experience V (B). Prerequisites: REL 421, 422, 423, and 424. Provides an introductory practicum experience for students who may work with adults with special needs in a recreational setting, e.g., adults with mental retardation, visual impairments, hearing impairments, or physical disabilities. Takes place on campus on Thursday evenings only. 1.5 Cr. Every Semester

PRO 426 Field Experience VI (B). Prerequisites: REC 421, 422, 423, 424, and 425. Provides an introductory practicum experience for students who may work with adults with special needs in a recreational setting, e.g., adults with mental retardation, visual impairment, hearing impaiments, or physical disabilities. Takes place on campus on Thursday evenings only. 1.5 Cr. Every Semester

PRO 452 Spanish for Health Professionals (A). Presents basic Spanish language useful for health professionals who work with Spanish speaking clients. Also examines cultural differences which impact health and health care decisions. 3 Cr.

 

The information in this publication was current as of December 2002 when the text was compiled. Changes, including but not restricted to, tuition and fees, course descriptions, degree and program requirements, policies, and financial aid availability may have occurred since that time. Whether or not a specific course is scheduled for a given term is contingent on enrollment, budget and staffing. The college reserves the right to make any changes it finds necessary and may announce such changes for student notification in publications other than the College catalogs. For the purpose of degree and program completion, students are bound by the requirements in effect as stated in the printed catalog at the time of their matriculation at SUNY Brockport. Inquiries on the current status of requirements can be addressed to the appropriate College department of office. Also refer to the Brockport Web site home page at www.brockport.edu for current information.