FYPH - First-Year Seminar PHS

Courses numbered 100 to 299 = lower-division; 300 to 499 = upper-division; 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate.

FYPH 102B.  First-Year Seminar: Leadership and Self Discovery   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences course. Explores leadership through self-discovery, using Gallup’s CliftonStrengths Inventory and the perspective from Astin and Astin (2000) that… “an important leadership development challenge for higher education is to empower students, by helping them develop those special talents and attitudes that will enable them to become effective social change agents.” As students prepare their college journey, and ultimately the working world, this course helps them identify and embrace their leadership potential. First-Year Seminars apply as an additional requirement in the WSU General Education program; they cannot be applied as a divisional requirement.

FYPH 102C.  First-Year Seminar: Music, Health and Aging   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences course. Explores music, aging and therapy in the United States. Includes examination of aging diseases and normal stages of aging including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, etc. Special consideration is given to music as a method for improving quality of life. Course format includes minimal lecture and focuses on guest speakers and class discussion. Readings include a collection of materials provided by the professor and peers from scholarly and current media sources. First-Year Seminars apply as an additional requirement in the WSU General Education program; they cannot be applied as a divisional requirement.

FYPH 102D.  First-Year Seminar: Public Health in Film   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences course. A first-year seminar course examining representations of public health in film. Film can be a powerful tool for sharing health information and shaping public perception of health-related issues. This course explores scientific, social, political and ethical underpinnings of how public health issues are portrayed in popular films to leverage both entertainment and knowledge. The course covers topics such as tobacco policy, environmental health, HIV, health disparities, social justice, pandemics, global health, sexual assault, aging, refugees, opioids, violence and mental health through video, readings, discussion and writing. There is no textbook for this course and material costs involve accessing 10 films during the term. Films must be independently secured by a video streaming service or borrowed from a library. Costs vary by student. First-Year Seminars apply as an additional requirement in the WSU General Education program; they cannot be applied as a divisional requirement. Course includes diversity content.

FYPH 102G.  First-Year Seminar: Connecting Generations: Looking Beyond the Years   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences course. This course is a first year seminar designed to introduce basic knowledge and concepts of aging through engaging activities with peers designed with older adults in mind. Students gain new insight on the importance of connecting with each other and the older population through interactive activity both in the classroom and beyond. Students can expect minimal lecture, with a greater focus on group discussion and opportunities to interact with peers, as well as older adults across the community. Special consideration is given to how connecting across generations improves knowledge, attitudes and quality of life. Beyond the classroom opportunities to engage with older adults on site (within Wichita) are required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation. First-Year Seminars apply as an additional requirement in the WSU General Education program; they cannot be applied as a divisional requirement. Course includes diversity content.