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SOC 150 - Health in Society:CD

5.0 Credits
Introduction to social factors shaping health and illness. Disease patterns by social position (e.g., social class, gender, race, nationality); causes, consequences, and prevention of illness; health care systems, settings, and providers (was SOCIO 150). Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105). Dual Listed as DIVST 151.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply major sociological perspectives, theories and concepts to the analysis of issues related to health. [REASON]
  2. Identify and assess empirical research findings to critically analyze issues related to health. [REASON]
  3. Analyze and assess differences in patterns of health and illness related to nationality, race and ethnicity, social class, gender, and other social identities. [EXPLORE]
  4. Explain and analyze the ways in which conceptualizations of health and illness differ according to cultural groups and socioeconomic backgrounds. [EXPLORE]
  5. Explain and analyze how illness and its spread can be prevented or reduced in ways that are sensitive to cultural and economic differences between social groups. [REASON]
  6. Compare and contrast health care systems across nations. [EXPLORE]
  7. Explain and evaluate the ways in which individuals’ social positions and identities shape their attitudes and views regarding health. [EXPLORE]
  8. In individual and group projects communicate an understanding of sociological principles and their application to health both orally and in writing. [COMMUNICATE]
  9. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]

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