2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
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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 positions (e.g., social class, gender, race, nationality); causes, consequences, and prevention of illness; healthcare systems, settings, and providers. Focus on cultural diversity and U.S. society in global context.
Prerequisite Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.
Dual Listed as DIVST 151

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
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.
  2. Identify and assess empirical research findings to critically analyze issues related to health.
  3. Analyze and assess differences in patterns of health and illness related to nationality, race and ethnicity, social class, gender, and other social identities.
  4. Explain and analyze the ways in which conceptualizations of health and illness differ according to cultural groups and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  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.
  6. Compare and contrast healthcare systems across nations.
  7. Explain and evaluate the ways in which individuals’ social positions and identities shape their attitudes and views regarding health.
  8. In individual and group projects communicate an understanding of sociological principles and their application to health both orally and in writing.
  9. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity.

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