Applied Health Science
Instructor: Kathleen Gilbert, Ph.D., Rm 619 Poplars, 855-5209;
Required Texts: Collection of readings available through MAXI Services.
Course Description: this course is intended to acquaint students with major concepts from research, theoretical and clinical
work in the area of family stress. In addition to several theoretical models of the process through which families move in their
experience and resolution of stressful events, the course will address stress as an experience of individual family members.
Important aspects of the family's experience of stress are social support and coping in a family context, and these concepts will
receive special consideration.
Attendance and participate in class discussion.
Weekly written assignments, based on the required readings.
On at least one occasion, student groups will be required to lead discussion over the readings.
A paper over some aspect of family stress. This paper will include a research component.
Students will be required to present their papers in the conference scholarly paper format.
20% Attendance and Participation
45% Written assignments
5% Lead discussion (group grade)
10% Poster session