Courses

PHST 302 Social Determinants of Health

The purpose of this course is to deepen students' understanding of the ways in which social conditions, including economic, political, geographic, and cultural contexts, shape population health. We will apply public health theories and priciples to examine the courses of socioeconomic, racial, and gender inequities in health. In addition, we will explore how social conditions indirectly affect health by influencing health-related behaviors. Untimately, this course will illuminate the need to better understand the social determinants of population health in order to develop proactive, prevention-based strategies for reducing health inequities. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHST-201 or PHST-202 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Kristen M. Schorpp M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

SOCI 201 Social Inequality

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, theoretical frameworks, and research methods employed in a sociological approach to the study of social inequality. We will explore the many facets and forms of social inequality as well as think about how social inequalities are perpetuated by political, economic, cultural, and other social and structural forces. This course places special emphasis on the development of students' critical thinking skills and ability to apply core concepts and theoretical frameworks to understand contemporary forms of social inequality in both local and global contexts. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • SOCI-101 or INQ-260SO or HNRS-260SO Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Kristen M. Schorpp M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM