Community Health Sciences
Lower-Division Courses

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

48. Nutrition and Food Studies: Principles and Practice. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Overview of nutritional sciences and public health nutrition. Examination of basic science concepts of nutrition and application of them to student lives and real-world issues through lectures, videos, diet analysis, activities, reports, discussion of video and reading assignments, and reviews of community programs that apply nutrition and behavior theory to improve health of public. Students use observational research methods to create and answer questions about nutrition question in their cohort. P/NP or letter grading.

60. Intergroup Dialogue: Peer Dialogue. (2) Seminar, two hours. Discussion on issues of difference, conflict, and community to facilitate understanding between social/cultural groups. Student participation in semi-structured face-to-face meetings with students from other social identity groups to learn from each others’s perspectives, read and discuss relevant reading material, and explore their own and other groups’s experiences in various social and institutional contexts. Exploration of ways of taking action to create change and bridge differences at interpersonal and social/community levels. P/NP or letter grading.

80. FITTED: Fitness Improvement Training through Exercise and Diet. (1) Lecture, one hour; activity, two hours. Success in undergraduate experience is very much influenced by attributes beyond intellectual competence. Examination of personal, social, and environmental factors that influence college students’s eating behaviors, physical activity patterns, and body image. Development of individualized student plans for eating well, being active, and feeling good about their bodies. Learning of practical skills with application to nutrition, physical activity, positive body image, stress management, and other aspects of wellness as students participate in critical evaluation of popular diets, healthy body weights, fitness, supplements, media body ideals, and self-destructive thoughts. P/NP grading.

89. Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

89HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors and departmental honors programs. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

91. Peer Health Counselor Training. (4) Lecture, four hours. Limited to students in Peer Health Counselor Program. Analysis of student healthcare issues as related to campus healthcare delivery system and to healthcare consumer. Identification of health needs, determination of appropriate resources, delivery of preventive and self-care education, and delineation of peer health counselor’s role. P/NP or letter grading.

99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.