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CS92PROD
The Health of Communities

SOC 315
Fall 2020
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: SISP 315
Course Cluster and Certificates: Health Studies, Service Learning

Our focus will be on understanding the role of social factors (e.g., income, work environment, social cohesion, food, transportation systems) in determining the health risks of individuals; considering the efficacy, appropriateness, and ethical ramifications of various public health interventions; and learning about the contemporary community health center model of care in response to the needs of vulnerable populations. We explore the concept and history of social medicine, the importance of vocabulary and the complexity of any categorization of persons in discussions of health and illness, ethical issues related to the generation and utilization of community-based research, the role of place and the importance of administrative and cultural boundaries in the variability of health risk, and the idea of just health care. Enrolled students serve as research assistants to preceptors at the Community Health Center (CHC) of Middletown.
Credit: 1.25 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)(SISP-Soc Conc)(SOC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on NOV-29-2020
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