Apr 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

SOC 295-03 - Special Topic: Global Health

4 credits (Spring)
This course investigates global health from interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives. Using a comparatives global focus, we examine the global distribution of disease and illness, the patients’ perspective of illness in different cultural contexts, and the social organization of medicine in various countries. This course interrogates the nexus of global health care systems in terms of actual health outcomes, economic policy, and the state. Faculty from different disciplinary frames will guest lecture in the class. In addition, students will have the opportunity to research specific countries and study health care policy makers at the government level, the organization of health care providers including hospitals and clinics, and the global burden of disease. These observations will inform their final projects of the class.

Prerequisite: SOC 111 .
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: Ferguson