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

Class Component:
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.
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.
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)
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

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