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SOCY 1077 Sociology of HIV/AIDS: Global and U.S. Experiences of Epidemic (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores the social dimensions of global and U.S. experiences of HIV/AIDS. We examine the social forces that impact and determine the course and experience of the epidemic as we also explore the impact that the epidemic has had on communities and cultures worldwide. The course surveys 1) the history and epidemiology of the epidemic; 2) the social construction of the disease; 3) the impact upon and response from particularly affected communities and social groups; 4) social issues in testing, treatment and prevention; and 5) the politics of governmental, non-governmental and grassroots responses to the disease.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Satisfies Social Science Core Requirement


Last Updated: 07-Mar-14