Families & Health Block

Health is often considered an individual-level experience or outcome, but one’s health cannot be uncoupled from the family. Not only do families provide each of us with genetic material that determines health risks and outcomes, families also share a culture, environment, and lifestyle that influence health and wellness. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this BlockU will explore how families can promote health and well-being, how they help manage chronic illnesses, and how these family-based strategies vary across developmental life stages. Students in this BlockU will work in groups on one of several community-based projects focused on nutrition, movement, or a creative book project.

Your BlockU experience is designed to help you be successful taking 15 credit hours per semester — which will help you finish your degree sooner! In many cases, participating in two consecutive BlockU semesters will clear your General Education requirements. You will be enrolled in a small learning community course and two additional required courses. These courses are taught by exceptional faculty who will help you integrate your learning experiences. You will have access to peer mentors, a dedicated advisor, a dedicated librarian, and a student success advocate.

To learn more about BlockU or to schedule an appointment with the BlockU Advisor,
please contact Terese Pratt at tpratt@uc.utah.edu.

How to Sign Up

Step 1:

Sign up for the Families & Health BlockU Seminar plus the 2 other required courses.

Contact Andrea Haag at blocku@utah.edu for the UGS 2270 permission code.
Class # Course Title Schedule Location Instructor
17321 UGS 2270-001 Families & Health BlockU T,H
9:10-10:30
OSH 113 Diener, Utz
2559 BIOL 1210-002 Principles of Biology M,T,W,H
10:45-11:35
JTB 310 Temme
1920 COMM 2110-003* Interpersonal Comm. M,W,F
9:40-10:30
LNCO 1110 Snyder-Yuly
* Enrolling in the discussion section will automatically enroll you in the lecture portion of the course.

Fall 2015 Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:10   UGS 2270
9:10-10:30
  UGS 2270
9:10-10:30
 
9:40 COMM 2110
9:40-10:30
COMM 2110
9:40-10:30
COMM 2110
9:40-10:30  
10:30
10:45 BIOL 1210
10:45-11:35
BIOL 1210
10:45-11:35
BIOL 1210
10:45-11:35
BIOL 1210
10:45-11:35
 
11:35  

We strongly suggest that you enroll in one of the following Writing courses Fall Semester:

Class # Course Title Schedule Location Instructor
7827 WRTG 1010-011 Introduction to Writing T,H
12:25-1:45
BUC 210 Staff
1774 WRTG 2010-035 Intermediate Writing T,H
12:25-1:45
OSH 138 Staff
8319 WRTG 2010-047 Intermediate Writing M,W
1:25-2:45
OSH 236 Staff

Step 2:

Select 2 additional courses from the General Education options. See your advisor.

  Fall 2015     Spring 2016
  UGS 2270-001 BF     UGS 2275-001 BF
  BIOL 1210-002 SF     DANC 1010 FF
  COMM 2110-003 HF     NUTR 1020 AS
Math       Math?*    
Writing       Writing?*    
* Other options include courses that fulfill the AI requirement. If all other General Education requirements are complete, you may begin selecting courses that fulfill prerequisites for your chosen major or take courses that will help you balance your work load.

Questions?

CONTACT
blocku@utah.edu