2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

SOC 35380 Sociology of Health and Illness

This course is designed to explore and investigate the social, cultural, and political aspects of health, illness, and the health care system. Topics in the course include social factors and the meaning of health and illness, medical dilemmas and debates, the self and illness, disparities in health and the health care systems in terms of age, gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and alternatives to dominant understandings of health and healing. Prerequisite: SOC 35101. (S, even years)