Sociology of Medicine
PREREQUISITE: V93.0001 OR V93.0002 OR V93.0003
The goal is to map out the social terrain of medicine: the health care professions, health care systems, illness, and healing. Employs a historical approach to uncover the evolution of health care in the United States and evaluate how sickness and healing are socially constructed and organized. Explores how competing and changing social institutions have reshaped the social landscape of living and dying.