7020 - Health 11 - Class Information

Principles of Healthful Living

Summer 2009

3 Units, (UC: CSU)

Implements the World Health Organization’s definition of health that Health is the state of physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease.

Prerequisites: None.


Virginia Smith RN, MSN.
Email: health11professor@gmail.com
Office Hours: Thursdays, 1:00 - 8:00 PM
 (818) 364-7600, ext. 7165

Classroom Location Schedule

 Day  Campus  Time  Location
 Saturday   L.A. City College  09:00 AM - Noon   AD, Rm. 306
 Saturday   L.A. Harbor College   01:30 - 04:30 PM   Northeast Academic Hall  Rm. 205 
 Sunday  L.A. Pierce College  09:00 AM - Noon   Village Bldg. Rm. 8111
 Sunday  L.A. Valley College  01:30 - 04:30 PM   Foreign Language Bldg., Rm. 106 

Click here for directions and maps to the campuses.



Essential Concepts for Healthy Living
  • Author: Alters, Sandra & Schiff, Wendy
  • Edition: 5/E, 2008
  • Publisher: Jones and Bartlett
  • ISBN: 978-0-7637-6199-8


The Human Condition Study Guide
  • Author: Alters, Sandra & Schiff, Wendy
  • Edition: 5/E, 2008
  • Publisher: Jones and Bartlett
  • ISBN: 978-0-7637-6376-3

Textbooks may be purchased at the City Mission , Valley, and Pierce College bookstores.

Textbooks are available in the college libraries.  Most libraries have the texts on Reserve, (two hour use, in the library) some libraries have copies in the General Collection.  Individual Library Policies apply and they may be different at each campus.Generally, students must have a valid student ID for the campus they intend to use to check out or use library materials. For example, to check out books from Pierce College Library students must have a valid Pierce College Student ID.  Students who enrolled only in ITV classes may obtain a Mission College ID through the Admissions Office at Mission College.


The Human Condition

This course offers students the opportunity to evaluate their own health lifestyles using knowledge from nationally renowned experts from various fields of medicine and health. Students are encouraged to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills along with new knowledge to make the decisions and modifications necessary to improve their own lifestyle behaviors.

Where to Watch Videos

Cable Channel LA36

Video broadcasts are available on cable channel LA36. The broadcast schedule is below.

Broadcast Schedule

All videos are closed captioned.
Buy the Videos

Videos may be purchased at the Pierce College Bookstore.  or LA Mission College Bookstore.

Watch the Videos on Campus

Videos may be viewed at the Learning Resource Centers of:

Los Angeles City College
East Los Angeles College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Pierce College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Los Angeles Valley College
West Los Angeles College

You must bring your Student ID or fee receipt with you to watch them.

Online Course Website

June 15th is the official start date of the term. If you enrolled after the start date, you can expect a delay of 2-3 business days in accessing the class website. 

You must log in separately for each course you are enrolled in.

Click here to login.