2018-2019 Catalog

SOC 320 Health and Illness

This course surveys sociological theories of health illness and medicine. Rather than focusing on the individual body as the site of disease the course examines the role of social context in shaping health and access to the healthcare system across population groups. The course focuses especially on medical intervention and the medicalization of disease social disparities in health and contemporary healthcare changes and challenges in the United States.


4 units


SOC 101

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity