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The Sociology of Health and Illness
SOC 262 FA
We have in this country a for profit medical system organized to provide acute and curative care. At least since the late fifties--more than a quarter of a century ago--there has been widespread feeling that this system
needed to be reformed. In this course we examine the historical development of our medical care system and critically discuss the array of problems that have given rise to the demand for change. In so doing we will
1) illness as an individual responsibility with illness as a social responsibility; 2) a fee-for-service system and health maintenance organizations with national health insurance and/or a national health service plan;
3) a delivery system which focuses on the detection and the control or the alleviation of disease with a broader conception of health and illness where the focus is on primary care and the prevention of disease. In sum,
will discuss a range of topical issues and address the potential implications for policy decisions.
Abraham, MAMA MIGHT BE BETTER OFF DEAD
Marmor, UNDERSTANDING HEALTH CARE REFORM
Todd, DOUBLE VISION
James Jones, BAD BLOOD
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
A weekly reading journal, a class presentation, and one 10-page research paper
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
(1) A prerequisite override form, secured through the Registrar's Office, will be available for SISP majors who have not completed the prerequisites in order to complete computer registration.
(2) Spaces will be
reserved on a first come basis for
students preparing for pre-med. Secure a prerequisite override form and have it signed in the Sociology Office (room 122PAC) and register for class.
(3) In order to be considered during the drop/add period,
sophomores and others who are interested sho
uld add the course to their electronic wait list.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
SOC151 OR SOC152
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Fisher,Sue C.
- Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: PAC136;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 24)
- SR. major: 6 Jr. major: 6
- SR. non-major: 6 Jr. non-major: 6 SO: X FR: X
- Curricular Renewal: Speaking, Writing
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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