Freshman 15: Myths & Facts

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Freshman 15: Unpacking the Myths & Facts Impacting College Health Behaviors
Carol Cook
Day/Time Taught: 
TR 3:30 - 4:45 pm
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Every day Americans, and especially college students, are overloaded with new information pertaining to our health; some which is accurate and helpful, and some which is absolutely false.  This course explores the creation, distribution, and impact of these health-related messages on our culture.  Students will analyze the marketing methods used to embed new concepts into our culture and how these methods impact individuals, communities, the economy, and public health policy.  This process of vetting myths will lead students to make better informed decisions.  Students will explore individual decision-making and its relationship to health impact.  Through displacement of myths and the academic process, students will begin to develop a skill set necessary to make healthy, wise decisions during and beyond their college career.

NOTE:  Enrollment in this section is restricted to members of the Active Living Residential Learning Community.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey

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