387-203-VA, Sociology of Health
You may think of your health as a personal thing, yet a number of social factors also have an impact on how healthy you are likely to be, what illnesses you are likely to contract, and what health-care services are available to you. This course looks at a variety of health-related topics such as the medicalization of women's health, how work and the environment affect your health, and the nature of the health care industry. You will learn how social, political, and economic forces can have a profound impact on your health.