Oct 21, 2019  
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SOC 2302 - Health & Society

Credits: 3 hrs
This course begins with an overview of the basic building blocks of population health in the U.S., and elsewhere around the world, e.g., unequal access to affordable and quality care, environmental risks, and cultural influences on health behaviors. Content is primarily organized around (a) chronic illness, (b) infectious disease, and (c) global health care with readings and discussions designed to introduce students to the behavior, practice and systems theories that link health risks and population outcomes, e.g., the obesity epidemic and social factors such as, gender, class, age, race, ethnicity, and culture.
Student Learning Outcome: Critical Thinking
Area of Knowledge: Social/Behavorial Science