Aug 11, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog
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SOC 333 - Medical Sociology


This course uses a sociological lens to explore issues related to the medical institution. It is suitable for sociology majors as well as those interested in careers in the health professions. It focuses on the social construction of health & illness and the role of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation in face to face interactions in a medical setting. The course examines the role of power in medical settings, how racism and sexism have shaped our current body of medical knowledge, the role of medically approved drugs in social control, and how different cultures conceptualize health and sickness. Course Codes: BR. Prerequisite: any social science PEQ or permission of instructor.

Prerequisites & Notes
Course Codes: BR. Prerequisite: any social science PEQ or permission of instructor. Term cycle: fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

Credits: 3



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