SOC 302 - Health and Society: An Introduction to Sociology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or enrolled in SOC 100, SOC 102, SOC 195, SOC 300.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This introduction to sociology course is designed for future medical professionals who have an interest in the social issues surrounding health and medicine. The course will introduce students to the core concepts and methods of sociological inquiry but, unlike a traditional introductory course, it will use research from medical sociology and population health, wherever possible, to illustrate these concepts. Substantively, we will cover a wide range of ideas from sociology and medical sociology. Over the course of the semester we will study how sociologists tackle the complex problems of social life and discover that nearly every phenomenon — including those central to population and individual health — has a social component. We will learn how institutions influence individuals’ identity, perception, and behavior. We will also study how individuals constitute and change those seemingly impervious institutions. Through this we will come to a new understanding of both the social world generally and the central role that medicine plays in that world. Methodologically, this course will give students a solid understanding of how sociologists pose questions, design research to answer those questions, and analyze others’ proposed answers to those questions.

SOC 302 - Health and Society: An Introduction to Sociology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
27269
Open
24
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
30160
Open
1
 
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
30161
Open
6
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
27270
Open
9
10Jr or Sr
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
27271
Open
3
2Jr or Sr
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
30159
Open
2
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
27272
Open
3
3Jr or Sr
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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