Social Science Gen Ed

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health & Science
Stress and Health in Urban Communities
GCL 186 – Dr. Ruby Mendenhall

Spring 2016, TUESDAY & THURSDAY 3:30-4:50 pm

Students in this course will explore big questions about how stress can get “under the skin” and affect health outcomes, specifically health disparities. Class activities will include analyzing data from African American mothers living in stressful neighborhoods due to high levels of violence. Students will also help to develop aspects of an innovative prevention and research program called DREAM (Developing Response to Poverty through Education And Meaning). The DREAM program will provide stress-reduction activities to the mothers and their daughters and evaluate whether or not you can get stress “out from under the skin.”