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In the Fall 2018 Semester I teach 2 online sections of HLTH 54

You will find on this site some basic information about me as a teacher, and also the classes I teach. I teach in the Health Education Department at City College of San Francisco (http://www.ccsf.edu/healthed). The chair of Health Education is Beth Freedman.  I also work with the Interdisciplinary Studies Department (http://ccsf.edu/idst) as the coordinator of certificate programs. The chair of Interdisciplinary Studies is Lauren Muller.  I also work with the college SLO Coordination Team on evaluating student learning across the college.

About Me:

I have been teaching at CCSF since 2004, and have over 20 years of experience in adult education and community health.  My work (in and out of the classroom) has touched on issues of human rights, violence prevention, gender, leadership development, workforce development and community mobilization. I love teaching at CCSF because of the diversity of students, the commitment of the faculty and the opportunity to make a difference.  My classes are interactive in style. I received my Masters in Public Health (Community Health Education) from U.C. Berkeley in 1998.  

I have a particular interest in teaching about the social determinants of health. I created a website with materials for faculty and students interested in this topic, during my last sabbatical.

More Information on the Courses I Teach in Fall 2018:

HLTH 54, Intro to Public Health - ONLINE
  • There is an optional in-person orientation in the first week of each semester.  For Fall 2018, it will be held on August 23, 5:30-6:30 pm in MUB 398.
  • This course uses CANVAS.
  • The midterm and final exams are on campus, face to face. 
    • Section 831: the Midterm Exam is on October 11, 6:00-7:15pm & Final Exam on December 15 12:30-2:30pm in MUB 398. 
    • Section 832: Midterm Exam on October 11, 1:00-2:15pm & Final Exam on December 17, 5:00-7:00pm in MUB 398. 
    • If the times for one section don't work for you, check with me to see about taking the exams during the other section's scheduled exam time.
  • If this class is full, put yourself on the electronic waitlist (open until the first day of instruction). I will add students from the waitlist as space becomes available.  Most students on the waitlist usually get added.  I usually do not add students who are not on the electronic waitlist.
  • REQUIRED TEXTBOOK (in addition to online readings in Canvas) is Introduction to Community & Public Health, 9th Edition, by McKenzie and Pinger. It is available (new or used) from the CCSF Bookstore and many online booksellers; it is also available to rent.
  • This is NOT a self-paced class.  You must keep up with weekly assignments.
  • Online courses are neither easier nor harder than in-person classes, just by the fact of being online. 
  • This course requires a fair amount of reading and writing. Plan to spend 9 hours a week on this course.
  • This class is open to all students - and meets a requirement for the A.S. degree in Health Education.