Summer 2022  |  SOC 4246 Section 001: Sociology of Health and Illness (87446)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Enrollment Requirements:
soph or jr or sr
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 14 wk
05/16/2022 - 08/19/2022
Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PM
Off Campus
Enrollment Status:
Open (17 of 35 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 online class will meet weekly synchronously online at the scheduled day and time. The other weekly lecture will be shared asynchronously each week. Click this link for more detailed information:
Class Description:
Health and illness is something each of us encounter in our daily lives. From living during the covid-19 pandemic, engaging with doctors for routine care, caring for sick loved ones, or living with disease and disability. This course is designed to introduce students to medical sociology and provide sociological tools to understand contemporary issues in health, illness and healing. We will cover topics including: the social construction of health and illness, social determinants of health inequities, healthcare providers, the healthcare system.
Who Should Take This Class?:
One sociology course recommended; soph or above; soc majors/minors must register A-F. This class is appropriate for anyone with an interest in health and illness. This course may be of particular relevance for students planning to enter the healing professions.
Participation and discussion (30%), Reflection and application memos (40%), Mid-term and final exam (30%)
Exam Format:
Multiple choice and short answer.
Class Format:
Classes will consist of a mixture pre-recorded asynchronous lectures and synchronous discussion via zoom.
30-75 Pages Reading Per Week
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 February 2022

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