SOC 495 - Topics in Sociology
Section: 001 Social Inequalities in Health
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
One introductory course in Sociology.
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines how and why society can make us sick or healthy. We will examine how gender, race/ethnicity, wealth, education, occupation and other social statuses shape health outcomes. We will also look at the role of social institutions and environment-society interactions in shaping health inequality. We will examine how these factors underlie some of the major causes of illness and death around the world including infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer, and outcomes such as infant mortality. The course will draw on historical and cross cultural material from North America as well as other world regions such as Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

SOC 495 - Topics in Sociology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
24077
Open
24
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (LEC)
P
32496
Open
18
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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