410.612.01 SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH
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.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to (1) analyze several theoretical perspectives drawn from the social sciences and how they have been applied to issues of public health, (2) apply each perspective to a public health problem, (3) demonstrate that the perspective one begins with influences the scientific questions analyzed, and (4) analyze the policy implications of each perspective.
- Monday 1:30 - 2:50
- Wednesday 1:30 - 2:50