Health and Society—SOC 3700—Fall 2022
Mondays, Wednesdays 2:00-3:15pm
This course explores the social dimensions of health and illness, focusing especially on the social experience of illness, the social determinants of disease, and the role and meaning of medicine and public health in modern U.S. society. The class examines how we define health problems and their solutions, and it considers the ways in which race, gender, class, age, and sexuality matter for understanding health-related experiences and discourses.
Instructor: David Skubby