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SOC 3820  MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY (3 credits)

The study of the social patterning of health and illness, including inequalities in health by stratifying elements such as race, class, and gender. Examines the social definition of health, illness, and the social position of being a sick person in society. Also examines the interaction individuals have with health care providers and the structure of medicine in the U.S. and around the world. Offers a critical examination of the social institution of medicine.

Prerequisite(s): SOC 1010 and sophomore standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

Distribution: U.S. Diversity General Education course