SO 220 (SOC 220) - Medical Sociology

This course introduces students to some of the main topics of medical sociology: the social construction of health and illness; inequalities in the distribution of illness and health care; the organization of health care work; the medical profession and the health care system. Students will learn about such topics as who gets sick and why; how health professions have evolved in the United States and how the health care landscape has been divided among professions; why individuals in medical occupations typically have more authority and receive higher incomes in the U.S. than elsewhere; what the relationship is between hospitals and other health care organizations and how that relationship has changed over time.

Semester hours: 2.0

Restrictions and Notes:

  • SO 101 or equivalent is recommended before registration

Last updated: 06/30/2023