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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


January 26, 2006

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jannis Floyd, Retan Center 208-D, ext. 4795,

Curriculum Action Notice: Sociology

New Course
SOC 3360 Sociology of Medicine (3 s.h.)

Purpose and Nature of Course
To address the issues of health, health care, and medicine from the
sociological perspective. To examine healthcare systems and medical practice

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
This course includes the sociological study of physical health and illness, therapy, rehabilitation, and the organization of health care systems in the United States. It examines help-seeking behaviors, utilization of health care services, issues of bioethics, and the roles of health care service providers from the sociological perspective. Race, class, and gender stratification within the health care system will also be explored.


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