Undergraduate Sociology-Rock County
2021 Spring Term
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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Intro to the basic concepts, theories & methods of Soc., emphasizing the significance of the self & culture, social process & organization, & forces of social stability & change
SOCIOLOGY OF RACE & ETHNICITY
The experience of American racial, religious, ethnic & nationality groups. The nature of intergroup relations in the U.S.. Relationship of intergroup dynamics to social change, & to basic ideological, technological, & institutional structures & processes. Emphasis on social conflict over the distribution of economic & political power, family patterns, housing, education & access to the legal system.
SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS
Sociological perspectives on health & illness, with special attention to changes in patterns of illness & death as they relate to broader socio-economic changes & to changes in orientation & organization of health care providers. Among major topics that the course covers are: competing theories of disease & death trends; social circumstances under which epidemics emerge & are curbed; public health & medical center models of providing health care & preventing disease, injury, & death; organization of health care providers; comparisons among health systems.