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SOCY 3370 Gender, Health and Inequality (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores interactions between gender, health and inequality. Viewing gender (and race, class, sexuality and other identities as inseparable) and as inextricably linked to discussions of health and inequality, this course will discuss social constructions of these categories and how they are connected. For example, what does health even mean and who decides? Are unequal health outcomes due to life chances or life choices? How do we understand nature/nurture debates? While emphasis will be given to sociological approaches, health will be explored holistically and theories will be integrative (e.g. including psychology, biology and epigenetics). Applied topics range from mental and physical paradigms of health, alongside environmental and contested illnesses in a “post-natural” world.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Emily Barko

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 25-Mar-14