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SOC 355 Health and Society (4)

Drawing from a diverse range of theoretical and methodological resources, this course examines contemporary topics in the sociology of health and illness. Topics include the role of sociological theory in understanding health and illness; social meanings and experiences of illness; patient-professional relations in medicine; health inequalities across and between race, class, and gender; health and the life course; healthcare delivery systems and patient outcomes; the Affordable Care Act; and other key developments in the field such as medical ethics and health movements.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Social Sciences; PDE
  • Prerequisite: Any 100-level Sociology course
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Drew

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