Undergraduate Sociology-Rock County
2023 Spring Term
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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Introduction to the basic concepts, theories and methods of Sociology, emphasizing the significance of the self and culture, social process and organization, and forces of social stability and change.
SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY
The experience of American racial, religious, ethnic and nationality groups. The nature of intergroup relations in the U.S. Relationship of intergroup dynamics to social change, and to basic ideological, technological, and institutional structures and processes. Emphasis on social conflict over the distribution of economic and political power, family patterns, housing, education and access to the legal system.
SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS
Sociological perspectives on health and illness, with special attention to changes in patterns of illness and death as they relate to broader socio-economic changes and to changes in orientation and organization of health care providers. Among major topics that the course covers are: competing theories of disease and death trends; social circumstances under which epidemics emerge and are curbed; public health and medical center models of providing health care and preventing disease, injury, and death; organization of health care providers; comparisons among health systems.