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Global Health: Sociological Perspectives

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H. Taylor

Course Long Title

Global Health: Sociological Perspectives


This course introduces students to the health care systems of nations in the developed and developing world. Health care takes place within culturally unique social, historical, and political contexts, which shape factors such as disease, nutrition, violence, reproductive health, and environmental and occupational hazards. The course explores how these diverse forces shape illness experience, health care utilization, organization and training of health care providers, and systems of health care delivery. Drawing on a critical perspective, this course utilizes sociological methods and theories to explore health and illness around the globe. Recommended background: one course in sociology.

Modes of Inquiry

Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

INDS Program Relationship

IDES - ENVR Program

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