Form NC:

New Course Proposal






Form NC #:






I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (see instructions).

Psy 3521. Health Psychology. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1051 or both 1101 and 1102)

Health implications of interactions among behavioral, environmental, and physiological states. Physiological bases of behavior and health; stress and coping; behavioral antecedents of disease; psychoneuroimmunology; disease prevention and health promotion.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This course reflects an important field in psychology that was part of the curriculum under quarters. We are now able to re-introduce the course through re-distribution of teaching responsibilities in the discipline.


III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Spring 2003

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Jeff Ratliff-Crain

Is course repeatable? (if yes, give max cr)


To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

Psy 3535

Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):



Course requires:(check all that apply):


Laboratory sections


Recitation/discussion sections

IV. Assessment Information

Please state clearly and briefly the GOALS of this course.


Students will gain understanding of 1) the interactions between psychological processes and physical health; 2) barriers and processes related to health promotion and disease prevention; 3) research on the causes and effects of stress; 4) psychological issues related to coping effectiveness.


How will you ASSESS the success of this course in achieving the GOALS described above?


1) Primarily through course examinations, which will include testing of factual information and application of issues. 2) Students will present applied knowledge through class presentations and written materials.


V. GER Exception Request

If no GER category is being designated for this course, give rationale for exception:


VI. Honors Rationale

If an Honors course, please outline how your proposed course will fit the Honors Program guidelines.




Regular Approval Process:

For long-term approval, curricular change forms must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):



Step #




Discipline approves (sends hard copy and electronic copy of proposal to #2)





Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)





Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4)





Campus Assembly approves. (New courses become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval.)