SOC 475 - Health, Medicine, and Society
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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Details

Credits:
4
Advisory Prerequisites:
One introductory course in sociology.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course will explore social aspects of health, illness, and the health care system in the United States. We will begin with a general overview of what a sociological perspective of medicine actually means. We will then focus on various forms of inequality, particularly with respect to race, gender, and class, before moving on to study the medical profession. We will also touch on controversial topics such as medical experimentation, the role of the patient, and ethical medical decision-making. This class will give you a new perspective on medicine to see it not only as a practice for making sick bodies well, but also for maintaining social control, establishing ideas of human worth, and even a new kind of citizenship.

Schedule

SOC 475 - Health, Medicine, and Society
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
25766
Open
2
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
25767
Open
1
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
25768
Open
1
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
25769
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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