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SOCY 1078 Sociology of Health and Illness (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The World Health Organization defines health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. This course will consider this whole-person definition across the human life course using a range of sociological principles and perspectives. Major topics will include the structure of health care systems in the United States and globally, doctor-patient interaction, social and cultural influences on health and disease, and social disparities in the distribution of health and quality health care.

Instructor(s): Sara Moorman
The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17