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    College of William & Mary
  Nov 22, 2017
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

SOCL 362 - Medical Sociology

Fall and Spring (3) Staff (CSI)

This course examines how health, illness, and health care are shaped by society, and vice versa. It includes a focus on how cultural and structural factors influence the practice of medicine across contexts, as well as an exploration of the social causes of illness and mortality. Topics include: the social construction of illness, the social organization of medicine around the world, social responses to illness, social foundations of health behaviors, and the link between social stratification and health disparities.