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Course Details

Course Details

SOC 353 - SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, ILLNESS, & MEDICINE

Comparative perspective on the organization and delivery of health care; topics include the meaning of illness; social epidemiology and disease causation; mortality and morbidity; incidence and prevalence of acute and chronic illnesses and diseases; medicalization of everyday life events and illnesses; alternatives to allopathic & Western medicine; medical education and the transformation of medicine into a profession with unparalleled power and authority; and health disparities associated with class, race, gender, age and disabilities.

Credits: 3

ATTRIBUTES:

Women & Gender Studies

PREREQUISITES:

  • SOC 101  (with a min grade of C-)

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COURSE NOTES:

or instructor consent