HEST-001 First Year Colloquium
Fall for 2016-2017
Spring for 2016-2017
HEST-001-01 (Alex Theos and Sarah Shohet)

In this section, we will examine scientific theory and explore its meaning, application, misconceptions and misuses. In particular, this seminar will focus on contextualizing ideas in the scientific and pop culture literature. You will establish a basis to challenge and accept information, framing the environment in which the information “exists,” and analyze its transformation to knowledge. As such, you will add significance to your developing knowledge base, and ultimately, put meaning to learning. Furthermore, we will survey the art and common practice of storytelling in science. Our overall objective will be to deconstruct and rebuild thought processes in the context of the natural sciences.



HEST-001-02 (Jason Tilan and Jennifer Ericson)

In this section, we will examine scientific theory and explore its meaning, application, misconceptions and misuses. In particular, this seminar will focus on contextualizing ideas in the scientific and pop culture literature. You will establish a basis to challenge and accept information, framing the environment in which the information “exists,” and analyze its transformation to knowledge. As such, you will provide significance to your developing knowledge base, and ultimately, put meaning to learning. Furthermore, we will survey the art and common practice of storytelling in science. Our overall objective will be to deconstruct and rebuild thought processes in the context of the natural sciences.


HEST-001-04 (Joan Riley and Doug Little)

In this section we will examine the evidence of wellness related to college health issues. Specifically, we will explore the motivators, facilitators and obstacles to well being as a college student. The American College Health Assessment, http://www.achancha.org/, will provide assessment data to inform our examination of the issues impacting health and wellness of first year college students.



HEST-001-05 (Robert Friedland and Marianne Lyons)

This seminar will introduce new students to the programs, resources, and opportunities of GU and NHS. This will include the library, the career center, and Counseling and Psychiatric services. Students will also have the opportunity through outside required attendance to learn more about time management/academic enrichment opportunities, health careers, internships and study abroad opportunities. In addition to the course topic, we will entertain discussions about students’ common concerns, such as managing the transition to college. Our goal is to make the first year at Georgetown University a rich and
productive one and to provide students with the tools necessary for academic and personal success.

Required Book: Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End, by

Atul Gawande; (Profile Books Ltd: October 1, 2014). Any version of the book will do, but used paperback and Kindle will be the least expensive.



HEST-001-06 (Diane Davis and Kelly Grady)

In this section we will examine the evidence of wellness related to college health issues. Specifically, we will explore the motivators, facilitators and obstacles to well being as a college student. The American College Health Assessment data: http://www.achancha.org/ will provide a framework of our examination of issues impacting health and wellness for first year college students.



HEST-001-07 (Susan Coleman and Justin Smith)

This seminar will introduce students to the values of Georgetown University and the School of Nursing & Health Studies through exploration of wellbeing, resilience, meaning making, and reflection. We will explore and analyze these topics through selected readings, class based discussions and personal narratives. Our goal for this course is to help students connect with each other, the university and larger DC community.



HEST-001-08 (Myriam Vuckovic and Brian Floyd)

In this section we will examine the evidence of wellness related to college health issues. The American College Health Assessment data, http://www.achancha.org/, will provide a framework of our examination of issues impacting health and wellness for first year college students. We will think about health as a concept and learn about health promotion as a discipline. We will explore the role of human behavior and reflect about what shapes people’s (and our own) health and health beliefs across the lifespan.
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None

Sections:

HEST-001-01 First Year Colloquium
Fall for 2016-2017
Sarah Vittone, Brian Floyd
This seminar will consider Human Flourishing across the lifespan, considering the impact of health and illness on lifespan development, personal values and self-realization. The ethical nature of society’s values and the health care provider’s personal values will be explored and examined as a basis for professional relationships. Health care practices both at the societal (organizational) and individual levels will be discussed and analyzed.
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
HEST-001-02 First Year Colloquium
Fall for 2016-2017
Marianna Lyons
In this section, we will explore issues related to exercise and sport, in the context of human health. This course will use examples that raise debate pertaining to these topics using the scientific (and popular) literature as our medium for conversation. Our conversations will be grounded using the scientific method and opinions fortified with data. These fundamental skill sets will be introduced to provide a foundation for the forthcoming experiences within the School of Nursing and Health Studies.
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
HEST-001-03 First Year Colloquium
Fall for 2016-2017
Spring for 2016-2017
Robert Friedland, Marianne Lyons
This colloquium will introduce the psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional factors that affect the decision making process of individuals and institutions. Although somewhat hard to accept, we are not always rational decision-makers. Sometimes we are reflective and deliberative; but most decisions are instinctual, and a surprising number of important decisions are impulsive. To help us in our journey we will read Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein (Penguin Books, 2009). After reading this book, we will look for opportunities to improve decision making on campus.
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
HEST-001-04 First Year Colloquium
Fall for 2016-2017
Susan Coleman, Samuel Aronson
In order to introduce you to the values of Georgetown University and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, we will explore health topics through the lens of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. This book tells the story of a woman whose cells were harvested without her knowledge or consent, and the medical revolution that ensued. 
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
HEST-001-05 First Year Colloquium
Fall for 2016-2017
Faculty:
In this section we will examine the evidence of wellness related to college health issues. The American College Health Assessment data, http://www.achancha.org/, will provide a framework of our examination of issues impacting health and wellness for first year college students
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
HEST-001-06 First Year Colloquium
Fall for 2016-2017
Faculty:
This seminar will discuss, explore, and contextualize ideas in science, from popular culture sources to the scientific research literature. In particular, this course will provide a basis to challenge and accept information, framing the environment in which the information “exists,” and analyze its transformation to knowledge. As such, students will build a foundation for giving meaning to their developing knowledge base, and ultimately, put meaning to learning. We will expand on this notion by exploring wellness through rationale and logic.
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
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