2019 Fall SOCIOL 115G 001 LEC 001

Health in a Global Society

Course Level
Undergraduate
Section Type
Lecture
Instructor(s)
Course Times
Th 3:30pm - 6:29pm
Course Units
4
Course number
115G
Course CCN
31109
Course Location
Moffitt Library 145
Course description

This course examines the social forces that promote and sustain illness throughout the globe and contribute to illness outbreaks becoming epidemics and pandemics. Emphasizing the central roles of poverty and politics in shaping health risks, disparities within and across nations are explored. With the understanding that health is, at core, a social justice issue, this course reviews policies and programs that attempt to address health problems, some of which have helped to alleviate suffering and some of which have caused additional harm.