410.612.01 Sociological Perspectives On Health
- Health Behavior and Society
- 1st term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2013 - 2014
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Tu Th, 3:30 - 4:50pm
Presents sociological concepts, paradigms, and theories frequently cited or used as sources of basic ideas and assumptions in contemporary analyses of health behavior and health systems. Discusses the social construction of concepts and theories, especially those that apply to our understanding of health and illness, and the implications of sociological perspectives for public health, including social stratification, deviance, social control, role performance, and stress.
- Learning Objectives:
- analyze several theoretical perspectives drawn from the social sciences and how they have been applied to issues of public health
- apply each perspective to a public health problem
- demonstrate that the perspective one begins with influences the scientific questions analyzed
- analyze the policy implications of each perspective
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation will be based on three papers, class participation, and a group presentation.
- Enrollment Restriction:
Undergraduate enrollment restricted to seniors with at least 2 social science courses.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required