SOC 4120

SOC 4120

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This course examines how the social world gets "under the skin." We'll examine the associations between various aspects of social context – including stratification and inequality, social networks and support, and social environments – and physical health. There are two main components of this course. First, we'll read and discuss previous research on the health effects of social status, patient-physician interactions, employment/work, stress, social networks, social support, loneliness, culture and religion, and the neighborhood context. We'll consider both qualitative and quantitative research on social life and health, with an eye toward identifying the strengths and weaknesses of various methodological approaches and gaps in current knowledge. The second component of this course is focused on the development of your own research regarding the relationship between social context and health. You'll explore this using data from a population-based social survey.

When Offered Spring, Summer.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SCD-AS, SDS-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  5348 SOC 4120   SEM 101

    • W Uris Hall 302
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Budnick, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
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