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Course Description

The course consists of lectures, readings, discussions, a mid-term examination, and individual final papers. The purpose of the lectures, readings and discussions is to explore a variety of aspects of adolescence, health, and development. The papers are meant to help students develop skills to analyze the public health issues of adolescence through developing conceptual frameworks and evidence based interventions and to recommend effective solutions and interventions.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:


Course readings are listed on the Readings page.

Course Requirements

Evaluation is assessed using a number of activity types:

Midterm (35%): Take-home multiple choice and essay exam

Final Paper (60%): Individual written report on an adolescent health concern

Participation (5%): Individual student's participation in sessions