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Spring 2022  |  SOC 4246 Section 001: Sociology of Health and Illness (55926)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
soph or jr or sr
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 83 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course is an introduction to the importance of health and illness in people's lives, how social structures impact who gets sick, how they are treated, and how the delivery of health care is organized. By the end of the course you will be familiar with the major issues in the sociology of health and illness, and understand that health and illness are not just biological processes, but profoundly shaped by the organization of society. prereq: One sociology course recommended; soph or above; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jvanheuv+SOC4246+Spring2022
Class Description:
What do you do when you get sick? Where do you go? Who provides your medical care? In this course we will discuss why the answers to these basic questions are actually quite complex. This course is designed to introduce students to medical sociology and will examine issues surrounding health, illness and healing from a sociological perspective. Throughout the course we will cover numerous topics including: the social construction of health and illness, healthcare providers, the healthcare system - including contemporary debates regarding healthcare reform - and the social determinants of health inequalities.

Class Format:
Classes will consist of a mixture of lecture and discussion.
Workload:
30-75 Pages Reading Per Week
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/55926/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 November 2019

Fall 2021  |  SOC 4246 Section 001: Sociology of Health and Illness (33544)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
soph or jr or sr
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 150
Enrollment Status:
Closed (83 of 83 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course is an introduction to the importance of health and illness in people's lives, how social structures impact who gets sick, how they are treated, and how the delivery of health care is organized. By the end of the course you will be familiar with the major issues in the sociology of health and illness, and understand that health and illness are not just biological processes, but profoundly shaped by the organization of society. prereq: One sociology course recommended; soph or above; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jvanheuv+SOC4246+Fall2021
Class Description:
What do you do when you get sick? Where do you go? Who provides your medical care? In this course we will discuss why the answers to these basic questions are actually quite complex. This course is designed to introduce students to medical sociology and will examine issues surrounding health, illness and healing from a sociological perspective. Throughout the course we will cover numerous topics including: the social construction of health and illness, healthcare providers, the healthcare system - including contemporary debates regarding healthcare reform - and the social determinants of health inequalities.

Class Format:
Classes will consist of a mixture of lecture and discussion.
Workload:
30-75 Pages Reading Per Week
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/33544/1219
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 November 2019

Spring 2021  |  SOC 4246 Section 001: Sociology of Health and Illness (51923)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
soph or jr or sr
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Closed (80 of 80 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course is an introduction to the importance of health and illness in people's lives, how social structures impact who gets sick, how they are treated, and how the delivery of health care is organized. By the end of the course you will be familiar with the major issues in the sociology of health and illness, and understand that health and illness are not just biological processes, but profoundly shaped by the organization of society. prereq: One sociology course recommended; soph or above; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
This lecture is completely online. On Wednesdays, the lecture will meet in a synchronous format at the scheduled time. The remaining lecture material will be available online in an asynchronous format. Click on this link for more course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jvanheuv+SOC4246+Spring2021
Class Description:
What do you do when you get sick? Where do you go? Who provides your medical care? In this course we will discuss why the answers to these basic questions are actually quite complex. This course is designed to introduce students to medical sociology and will examine issues surrounding health, illness and healing from a sociological perspective. Throughout the course we will cover numerous topics including: the social construction of health and illness, healthcare providers, the healthcare system - including contemporary debates regarding healthcare reform - and the social determinants of health inequalities.

Class Format:
Classes will consist of a mixture of lecture and discussion.
Workload:
30-75 Pages Reading Per Week
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/51923/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 November 2019

Fall 2020  |  SOC 4246 Section 001: Sociology of Health and Illness (31640)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
soph or jr or sr
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2020 - 12/16/2020
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Closed (80 of 80 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course is an introduction to the importance of health and illness in people's lives, how social structures impact who gets sick, how they are treated, and how the delivery of health care is organized. By the end of the course you will be familiar with the major issues in the sociology of health and illness, and understand that health and illness are not just biological processes, but profoundly shaped by the organization of society. prereq: One sociology course recommended; soph or above; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
This course is completely online in an asynchronous format. There are no scheduled meeting times. Click this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eroberts+SOC4246+Fall2020
Class Description:
Although everyone gets sick and everyone eventually dies there are important social differences in what illnesses people have, how they are treated and cared for, and how long they live. This class introduces you to the key issues in the sociology of health by reading classic and important articles and books in medical sociology. Assignments will introduce you to the applied work of medical sociology through an examination of real medical records, and then a final paper on a topic of your choice. Please contact the instructor for a copy of the syllabus and with questions: eroberts@umn.edu.
Who Should Take This Class?:
This class will be of most interest to students intending a career in the health professions (not limited to medicine), intending to sit the MCAT or other pre-health professional exams, and those intending to work in social services, justice, or health administration.
Learning Objectives:
This class provides an overview of sociological approaches to health and medicine. We 1) examine social differences in health outcomes and behavior, 2) sociological approaches to understanding health and medical care, and 3) sociological understandings of the health care system starting from the organization of medical care and ending with a comparative examination of national health care systems. By the end of the class you will have a clear understanding of social issues in health and medicine, and be prepared to understand these issues when you encounter them in your career.
Grading:
Participation and discussion (20%), Research proposal and bibliography (30%), Research paper (40%), Research presentation (10%)
Exam Format:
No exam
Class Format:
Largely asynchronous with regular online discussions with the professor in small groups. Students in different timezones or for whom technology is challenging will be accommodated with alternative discussion arrangements.
Workload:
Approximately 1 hours of class time per week and 8 hours of independent work on reading and research in accordance with UMN guidelines (3 hours per week per credit). Owing to the pandemic, more of the workload will be independent reading. There will be regularly scheduled discussions with the professor in small groups.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/31640/1209
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eroberts_SOC4246_Fall2020.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eroberts_SOC4246_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 July 2020

Summer 2020  |  SOC 4246 Section 301: Sociology of Health and Illness (82992)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
College of Continuing Education
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 14 wk
 
05/18/2020 - 08/21/2020
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (29 of 32 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course is an introduction to the importance of health and illness in people's lives, how social structures impact who gets sick, how they are treated, and how the delivery of health care is organized. By the end of the course you will be familiar with the major issues in the sociology of health and illness, and understand that health and illness are not just biological processes, but profoundly shaped by the organization of society. prereq: One sociology course recommended; soph or above; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
See course details at https://ccaps.umn.edu/credit-courses/sociology-health-and-illness
Class Description:
This course provides a topical overview and introduction to important sociological perspectives on health and illness. We will identify and critically evaluate the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that influence health outcomes and health disparities by demographic group. Over the semester, we will analyze a variety of readings on health, including qualitative and quantitative empirical studies, medical sociology theory, public health reports, and mainstream news articles, in order to delve deeper into the sociological meanings of health. The course will cover topics ranging from health policy and the U.S. health system in the international context to health social movements to bioethics and biotechnology. By the end of the course, you will have a firm grasp on the connections between medical sociology, the broader disciplinary concerns of sociology, and the pragmatic concerns of health issues.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Students interested in learning about sociological understandings of health, illness, the body, and the medical field, including the logics and consequences of various cultural understandings and institutional approaches to defining and managing health and illness in society.
Learning Objectives:
- Demonstrate an understanding of a broad overview of the field of sociology of health and illness.
- Examine the cause and cultural impact of socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, immigrant status, and gender health disparities.
- Synthesize contemporary research and current events in the areas of health and illness to define their implications of current U.S. health policy.
- Critically analyze the social implications of health and illness.
- Discuss the connections between medical sociology, the broader disciplinary concerns of sociology, and the pragmatic concerns of health issues.
Grading:
Discussion Points - 200 pts
Reading Journals - 75 pts
Midterm Exam - 225 pts
Peer Writing Group - 100 pts
Research Paper - 400 pts

Total = 1000 pts

Exam Format:
Online
Class Format:
Online
Workload:
Weekly readings, online lectures, and online discussion posts; regular reading journal entries; 1 midterm exam; and a final research paper.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/82992/1205
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 March 2020

Spring 2020  |  SOC 4246 Section 001: Sociology of Health and Illness (65577)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 317
Enrollment Status:
Closed (80 of 80 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course is an introduction to the importance of health and illness in people's lives, how social structures impact who gets sick, how they are treated, and how the delivery of health care is organized. By the end of the course you will be familiar with the major issues in the sociology of health and illness, and understand that health and illness are not just biological processes, but profoundly shaped by the organization of society. prereq: One sociology course recommended; soph or above; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click on this link for more course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jvanheuv+SOC4246+Spring2020
Class Description:
What do you do when you get sick? Where do you go? Who provides your medical care? In this course we will discuss why the answers to these basic questions are actually quite complex. This course is designed to introduce students to medical sociology and will examine issues surrounding health, illness and healing from a sociological perspective. Throughout the course we will cover numerous topics including: the social construction of health and illness, healthcare providers, the healthcare system - including contemporary debates regarding healthcare reform - and the social determinants of health inequalities.

Class Format:
Classes will consist of a mixture of lecture and discussion.
Workload:
30-75 Pages Reading Per Week
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65577/1203
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 November 2019

Summer 2019  |  SOC 4246 Section 301: Sociology of Health and Illness (83040)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
College of Continuing Education
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 14 wk
 
05/20/2019 - 08/23/2019
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (24 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course is an introduction to the importance of health and illness in people's lives, how social structures impact who gets sick, how they are treated, and how the delivery of health care is organized. By the end of the course you will be familiar with the major issues in the sociology of health and illness, and understand that health and illness are not just biological processes, but profoundly shaped by the organization of society. prereq: One sociology course or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
See course details at https://ccaps.umn.edu/oes-courses/sociology-health-and-illness
Class Description:
This course provides a topical overview and introduction to important sociological perspectives on health and illness. We will identify and critically evaluate the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that influence health outcomes and health disparities by demographic group. Over the semester, we will analyze a variety of readings on health, including qualitative and quantitative empirical studies, medical sociology theory, public health reports, and mainstream news articles, in order to delve deeper into the sociological meanings of health. The course will cover topics ranging from health policy and the U.S. health system in the international context to health social movements to bioethics and biotechnology. By the end of the course, you will have a firm grasp on the connections between medical sociology, the broader disciplinary concerns of sociology, and the pragmatic concerns of health issues.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Students interested in learning about sociological understandings of health, illness, the body, and the medical field, including the logics and consequences of various cultural understandings and institutional approaches to defining and managing health and illness in society.
Learning Objectives:
- Demonstrate an understanding of a broad overview of the field of sociology of health and illness.
- Examine the cause and cultural impact of socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, immigrant status, and gender health disparities.
- Synthesize contemporary research and current events in the areas of health and illness to define their implications of current U.S. health policy.
- Critically analyze the social implications of health and illness.
- Discuss the connections between medical sociology, the broader disciplinary concerns of sociology, and the pragmatic concerns of health issues.
Grading:
Discussion Points - 200 pts

Reading Journals - 75 pts


Midterm Exam - 225 pts


Peer Writing Group - 100 pts


Research Paper - 400 pts


Total = 1000 pts

Exam Format:
Online
Class Format:
Online
Workload:
Weekly readings, online lectures, and online discussion posts; regular reading journal entries; 1 midterm exam; and a final research paper.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/83040/1195
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
5 March 2019

Fall 2018  |  SOC 4246 Section 001: Sociology of Health and Illness (33492)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/04/2018 - 12/12/2018
Tue, Thu 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hanson Hall 1-108
Enrollment Status:
Open (79 of 80 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Context of social, political, economic, and cultural forces and medical knowledge. Social meanings. How people seek help and manage illnesses. How doctors, nurses, and patients interact. Social movements surrounding health. prereq: One sociology course or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eroberts+SOC4246+Fall2018
Class Description:
Although everyone gets sick and everyone eventually dies there are important social differences in what illnesses people have, how they are treated and cared for, and how long they live. This class introduces you to the key issues in the sociology of health by reading classic and important articles and books in medical sociology. You will then explore a topic in greater depth as part of a class project. We will work collaboratively to build a set of real health and medical records that will be a shared resource for a final class research project. The semester will conclude with students working on an original research project on a topic of your choice using the shared data we have created. The research project will connect the theory from readings to the actual practice and experience of health care. Please contact the instructor for a copy of the syllabus and with questions: eroberts@umn.edu.
Grading:
Participation and discussion (20%), Research proposal and bibliography (30%), Research paper (40%), Research presentation (10%)
Exam Format:
No exam
Class Format:
Lecture, discussion, and collaborative work on research projects. Student presentations.
Workload:
2.5 hours of class time and 6.5 hours of independent work on reading and research in accordance with UMN guidelines (3 hours per week per credit)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/33492/1189
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eroberts_SOC4246_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eroberts_SOC4246_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2016

Summer 2018  |  SOC 4246 Section 301: Sociology of Health and Illness (83303)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
College of Continuing Education
Online Course
Times and Locations:
ODL Extended Reg Acad Session
 
05/21/2018 - 08/24/2018
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (23 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Context of social, political, economic, and cultural forces and medical knowledge. Social meanings. How people seek help and manage illnesses. How doctors, nurses, and patients interact. Social movements surrounding health. prereq: One sociology course or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
After 11:59 PM Friday of the first week of the term, registration is closed and requires instructor permission.
Class Description:
This course provides a topical overview and introduction to important sociological perspectives on health and illness. We will identify and critically evaluate the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that influence health outcomes and health disparities by demographic group. Over the semester, we will analyze a variety of readings on health, including qualitative and quantitative empirical studies, medical sociology theory, public health reports, and mainstream news articles, in order to delve deeper into the sociological meanings of health. The course will cover topics ranging from health policy and the U.S. health system in the international context to health social movements to bioethics and biotechnology. By the end of the course, you will have a firm grasp on the connections between medical sociology, the broader disciplinary concerns of sociology, and the pragmatic concerns of health issues.
Who Should Take This Class?:
This course serves as an elective in the Sociology major. It can also be used as an elective undergraduate/ graduate course.
Learning Objectives:
1) Demonstrate an understanding of a broad overview of the field of sociology of health and illness.
2) Examine the cause and cultural impact of socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, immigrant status, and gender health disparities.
3) Synthesize contemporary research and current events in the areas of health and illness to define their implications of current U.S. health policy.
4) Critically analyze the social implications of health and illness.
5) Discuss the connections between medical sociology, the broader disciplinary concerns of sociology, and the pragmatic concerns of health issues.
Grading:
Discussion posts (worth 200 points)
Reading journals (worth 75 points)
Midterm exam (worth 225 points)
Writing group (worth 100 points)
Research paper (worth 400 points)
Total: 1,000 points
Exam Format:
Online midterm exam
Class Format:
Online format
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/83303/1185
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
27 February 2018

Spring 2018  |  SOC 4246 Section 001: Sociology of Health and Illness (51562)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 255
Enrollment Status:
Closed (81 of 80 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Context of social, political, economic, and cultural forces and medical knowledge. Social meanings. How people seek help and manage illnesses. How doctors, nurses, and patients interact. Social movements surrounding health. prereq: One sociology course or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eroberts+SOC4246+Spring2018
Class Description:
Although everyone gets sick and everyone eventually dies there are important social differences in what illnesses people have, how they are treated and cared for, and how long they live. This class introduces you to the key issues in the sociology of health by reading classic and important articles and books in medical sociology. You will then explore a topic in greater depth as part of a class project. We will work collaboratively to build a set of real health and medical records that will be a shared resource for a final class research project. The semester will conclude with students working on an original research project on a topic of your choice using the shared data we have created. The research project will connect the theory from readings to the actual practice and experience of health care. Please contact the instructor for a copy of the syllabus and with questions: eroberts@umn.edu.
Grading:
Participation and discussion (20%), Research proposal and bibliography (30%), Research paper (40%), Research presentation (10%)
Exam Format:
No exam
Class Format:
Lecture, discussion, and collaborative work on research projects. Student presentations.
Workload:
2.5 hours of class time and 6.5 hours of independent work on reading and research in accordance with UMN guidelines (3 hours per week per credit)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/51562/1183
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eroberts_SOC4246_Spring2018.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eroberts_SOC4246_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2016

Summer 2017  |  SOC 4246 Section A97: Sociology of Health and Illness (88312)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Online & Distance Lrng (ODL)
Class Attributes:
College of Continuing Education
Online Course
Times and Locations:
ODL Extended Reg Acad Session
 
05/22/2017 - 08/25/2017
Off Campus
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Context of social, political, economic, and cultural forces and medical knowledge. Social meanings. How people seek help and manage illnesses. How doctors, nurses, and patients interact. Social movements surrounding health. prereq: One sociology course or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
After 11:59 PM Friday of the first week of the term, registration is closed and requires instructor permission.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Who Should Take This Class?:
This class is relevant to anyone interested in topics of health and illness, medical sociology, health policy, and a career in medicine or public health.
Exam Format:
There will be one short and long essay midterm exam and one 12-15 page final research paper.
Class Format:
This class is taught online. All interaction with the professor and classmates is virtual through online discussion forums and other interactive technologies.
Workload:
This course averages 50-75 pages of reading per week with weekly online forum discussion posts about the readings. There are additional assignments and reflection journals intermittently through the semester with a midterm exam and a final research paper.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/88312/1175
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 March 2017

Spring 2017  |  SOC 4246 Section 001: Sociology of Health and Illness (52367)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 250
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Context of social, political, economic, and cultural forces and medical knowledge. Social meanings. How people seek help and manage illnesses. How doctors, nurses, and patients interact. Social movements surrounding health. prereq: One sociology course or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eroberts+SOC4246+Spring2017
Class Description:
Although everyone gets sick and everyone eventually dies there are important social differences in what illnesses people have, how they are treated and cared for, and how long they live. This class introduces you to the key issues in the sociology of health by reading classic and important articles and books in medical sociology. You will then explore a topic in greater depth as part of a class project. We will work collaboratively to build a set of real health and medical records that will be a shared resource for a final class research project. The semester will conclude with students working on an original research project on a topic of your choice using the shared data we have created. The research project will connect the theory from readings to the actual practice and experience of health care. Please contact the instructor for a copy of the syllabus and with questions: eroberts@umn.edu.
Grading:
Participation and discussion (20%), Research proposal and bibliography (30%), Research paper (40%), Research presentation (10%)
Exam Format:
No exam
Class Format:
Lecture, discussion, and collaborative work on research projects. Student presentations.
Workload:
2.5 hours of class time and 6.5 hours of independent work on reading and research in accordance with UMN guidelines (3 hours per week per credit)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/52367/1173
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eroberts_SOC4246_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eroberts_SOC4246_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2016

Spring 2016  |  SOC 4246 Section 001: Sociology of Health and Illness (60020)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Mon 05:30PM - 08:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Anderson Hall 230
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Context of social, political, economic, and cultural forces and medical knowledge. Social meanings. How people seek help and manage illnesses. How doctors, nurses, and patients interact. Social movements surrounding health. prereq: One sociology course or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link http://classinfo.umn.edu/?fisc0326+SOC4246+Spring2016
Class Description:
The Sociology of Health and Illness, or Medical Sociology, is an area of Sociology devoted to issues of health and illness in social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. We will examine how these broad forces shape, define, and change arrangements, behaviors, and experiences related to health and illness. The sociological view directs our attention to patterns in social life that influence the development of health care institutions, health care delivery, socialization of health care practitioners, as well as differential health care experiences and outcomes. Specifically we will cover (1) theory as it relates to health and illness; (2) the history and professionalization of medicine; (3) socialization in medicine (4) social structure and medicine (5) culture and medicine and (6) medical ethics.
Grading:
There will be several grading/learning opportunities in this course. You will write a paper for this course choosing among three options. The first option for the paper is the opportunity to participate in a Community Service Learning project. If you elect this option, you will contribute approximately 25 hours of community service, keep a journal of your experiences, questions and ideas as well as write a paper connecting your experiences to issues discussed and presented in class. Paper Option Two is a research paper in your area of interest utilizing course materials and 15 additional scholarly sources. For the third paper option you may choose a monograph on a particular topic of interest writing about the debates, issues in the area using course materials, the monograph, and five additional scholarly sources.
In addition, there will be two essay exams, non-cumulative in nature.
Exam Format:
Exams will be essay format and non-cumulative.
Class Format:
The format will be approximately 50% lecture, 35 % films and guest speakers, and 15% class discussion.
Workload:
There will be about 50 to 75 pages of reading per week; two non-cumuluative essay exams; and one final paper/project.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/60020/1163
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 November 2015

Spring 2015  |  SOC 4246 Section 001: Sociology of Health and Illness (67667)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Mon 06:00PM - 08:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 250
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Context of social, political, economic, and cultural forces and medical knowledge. Social meanings. How people seek help and manage illnesses. How doctors, nurses, and patients interact. Social movements surrounding health. prereq: One sociology course or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Description:
The Sociology of Health and Illness, or Medical Sociology, seeks to understand issues of health and illness in social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. In this course we will explore these contexts, as well as ethics, theory and structure of medicine. We will consider medical experiences at the individual level as well as the group and structural levels. We will ask important questions about medicine, about practitioners, about patients and families. Why do some groups of people experience the medical system differently than others? What are the systematic differences in illness and outcomes among groups of people in society? How has medicine changed over time? How does the health care system function in the U.S.? How does health care function throughout the world? How is the health care system organized? What is the role of public health? This course presents an overview of Medical Sociology in primarily a lecture format, but will also utilize films, class exercises, and class discussions.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67667/1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 November 2012

Fall 2013  |  SOC 4246 Section 001: Sociology of Health and Illness (34231)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Anderson Hall 330
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Context of social, political, economic, and cultural forces and medical knowledge. Social meanings. How people seek help and manage illnesses. How doctors, nurses, and patients interact. Social movements surrounding health.
Class Description:
The Sociology of Health and Illness, or Medical Sociology, seeks to understand issues of health and illness in social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. In this course we will explore these contexts, as well as ethics, theory and structure of medicine. We will consider medical experiences at the individual level as well as the group and structural levels. We will ask important questions about medicine, about practitioners, about patients and families. Why do some groups of people experience the medical system differently than others? What are the systematic differences in illness and outcomes among groups of people in society? How has medicine changed over time? How does the health care system function in the U.S.? How does health care function throughout the world? How is the health care system organized? What is the role of public health? This course presents an overview of Medical Sociology in primarily a lecture format, but will also utilize films, class exercises, and class discussions.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34231/1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 November 2012

Spring 2013  |  SOC 4246 Section 001: Sociology of Health and Illness (68811)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Mon 05:30PM - 08:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 250
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Context of social, political, economic, and cultural forces and medical knowledge. Social meanings. How people seek help and manage illnesses. How doctors, nurses, and patients interact. Social movements surrounding health.
Class Description:
The Sociology of Health and Illness, or Medical Sociology, seeks to understand issues of health and illness in social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. In this course we will explore these contexts, as well as ethics, theory and structure of medicine. We will consider medical experiences at the individual level as well as the group and structural levels. We will ask important questions about medicine, about practitioners, about patients and families. Why do some groups of people experience the medical system differently than others? What are the systematic differences in illness and outcomes among groups of people in society? How has medicine changed over time? How does the health care system function in the U.S.? How does health care function throughout the world? How is the health care system organized? What is the role of public health? This course presents an overview of Medical Sociology in primarily a lecture format, but will also utilize films, class exercises, and class discussions.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/68811/1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 November 2012

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