Course Description


SO 382 Health, Society and Culture
4 cr.
Offered: Winter, odd-numbered years.
Prerequisite: SO 101 or instructor's permission.
Analysis of behavioral science dimensions of health systems and institutions at a national level, with emphasis on the United States. Discussion includes health and disease and social and cultural factors relating to the occurrence and distribution of disease. American medical systems and institutions are analyzed in comparison with medical systems in other societies.