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SOCY 3397 Social Determinants of Health Across Life Course (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

In 2008, the World Health Organization declared that "Social injustice is killing people on a grand scale." Their report continued: "Avoidable health inequalities arise because of the circumstances in which people grow, live, work, and age [because of] the systems put in place to deal with illness. The conditions in which people live and die are, in turn, shaped by political, social, and economic forces." This course examines the effects of a wide range of social forces such as gender roles, cultural beliefs, and poverty in creating and sustaining health inequalities across childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sara Moorman

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13