Sociology of Health, Illness, and Medicine
Session
Six Week - First
Class Number
1127
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Regular/Audit
Description
This course explores how health, illness, and the field of medicine are shaped by social and cultural forces. It examines the changing role of physicians and other providers; medicine as a social institution; the nature of healthcare organizations; and the experience of health and illness. Special attention is given to the doctor-patient relationship, and factors that shape individuals┬┐ interactions with their health providers, as well as analyzing the role of persistent sociocultural inequalities across health and health care. Recommended Preparation: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211
Notes
This is a fully online course that is primarily asynchronous and self-paced. Optional live, synchronous class sessions and activities will be available and recorded for student viewing. It requires reliable internet access and computer literacy; and the ability to self-manage independent learning assignments according to deadlines. In place of classroom activities, online work may include independent mastery assignments, discussion boards, videos with quizzes, writing assignments, and other active learning experiences. Students are responsible for completing these online learning experiences by the specified deadlines and in accordance with instructor requirements.
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Class Details
Instructor(s)
John Schumacher
Meets
TBA
Dates
06/01/2021 - 07/09/2021
Room
WEB
Instruction Mode
Online
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
15
Seats Open
15
Class Capacity
30
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
30