Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

1. What is the difference between taking 3 or 6 credits?

For 3 credits, you will do 45 hours of service. For 6 credits, you will do 90 hours of service. The other requirements in the course, weekly readings, paper, discussion forums and paperwork will be required for both the 3 and 6 credit option.

 

2. What can I do to count for "service hours"?

Please see the checklist on the H310 website of what does and does not count for H310.

Examples of sites include women's shelters, homeless shelters, food banks, non profit health organizations, hospitals, clinics, and long term care facilities.

 

3. Do I need to have a site before the term starts?

YES!!! It is highly recommended to have secured a site before the term.

 

4. What happens if I can't finish the hours by the end of the term?

It is recommended to develop a plan as part of the agreement form, to ensure all hours are completed by Thursday of Dead Week. Incompletes are only given in extreme emergencies. To be able to pass the course, all hours, the agreement and evaluation forms from the syllabus, the health communication product, discussions and paper must completed by their designated due dates. If the hours will not be able to achieved during the term, it is recommended to drop the course and register for an upcoming term. H310 is offered Fall, Winter, and Spring terms.  H310 is not offered in the Summer.

 

5. Can I start my H310 early?

If you are registered for H310, you can start 2 weeks early, as long as you are officially registered, and start counting hours (up to 15 hours before term officially starts).

 

6. What do I need to do to Pass H310 in addition to the service hours?

Once you are registered for H310, you will have access to Canvas, and you need to complete an Agreement Form with your site and submit it in Canvas under Module 2 by Thursday of Week 2 of the term, complete a midway check-in form, the paper, discussion forums, a health communication product and submit the evaluation form in Canvas.

 

7. Can I go between more than one site to get my hours?

Yes, you just need to discuss it with both sites, and complete the forms for all sites you do hours at and upload them into Canvas.

 

8. Do I have to register for 3 or 6 credits, are there other options?

No, this course can only be taken as a 3 or 6 credit option and can be taken up to 12 credits total.

 

9. Can I take this course another term to get more upper division credits?

Yes, this course can be taken over again up to 12 credits total maximum. If you take it again, for a different term, you can complete your hours at the same site, but you need to choose a different vulnerable population to work with and create your Health Communication Document for.

 

10. Do I have to attend the first meeting? Do we meet any other times during the term?

No, this class only meets in person once during the quarter (during the first week) and attendance is optional.

 

11. Can I do H310 at a place I am considering for my internship, H410?

Yes, H310 is the perfect opportunity to try out to see if you would like to do your internship at that site.

 

12. Can I Use my current Job to count for H310?

A current job cannot also be counted for academic credit.  If your job is at a public health related organization, you can talk with your supervisor to see if you can do projects and hours that are completely separate from your job to count for H310.