SociologySOCY 147 Health in a Changing America

What about America is making Americans sick? In this interdisciplinary course, students consider the changing social context of health in the United States and the social and political commitments necessary to protect health as a human right. Students analyze current challenges at the intersection of structural racism, political values, and health, and examine the ways that framing health as personal versus public responsibility is consequential for social policy. Using case studies, students envision a human rights- based response to these and other health challenges. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Credits

5

General Education Code

PE-H

Instructor

Alicia Riley