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 9:40AM-10:40AM
B Dr. Kristen M. Schorpp M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PHST 420 Community Health Seminar

A capstone course for the public health studies major that includes an in-depth review and analysis of major themes within public health studies. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Kristen M. Schorpp M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
B Dr. Kristen M. Schorpp M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

SOCI 352 Quantitative Method & Analysis

This course will address the social scientific research process including an examination of research design, sampling and data analysis. Methods addressed include but are not limited to survey research and secondary data analysis. This course includes an introduction to descriptive and inferential analysis of data, including analysis using statistical computer software programs. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • SOCI-101 or ENST-105 or permission. SOCI-350 is recommended 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
B Dr. Kristen M. Schorpp M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM