SOCI 373: Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care

3 credit hours

This course examines the social determinants and consequences of health, illness, and health care. Major areas of investigation include the subjective experience of health and illness; the role of political, economic, cultural, and environmental factors in fostering ill health and health disparities; societal forces which shape and constrain healthcare delivery systems, personnel, and an individuals’ responses to illness; and the role of social movements in social changes in health, illness, and health care.