AbstractOver the last 30 years, nearly 60 million people have been infected with HIV and nearly half of them have died from AIDS. Despite breakthrough treatments, affording long-term survival to many, fatalities continue to mount and AIDS remains one of the top causes of death worldwide. This course examines the HIV/AIDS epidemic from a sociological perspective....
- Subject Area(s):
- Medical Sociology
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- Class Level(s):
- College 300
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Learning Goals and Assessments
- Identify and utilize common terms used in the study of HIV/AIDS from a medical sociology perspective. Explain what HIV/AIDS stigma is and how it is measured quantitatively and qualitatively.
- Discuss current trends and patterns in stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. Identify risks/benefits of different social epidemiology research methods of HIV/AIDS. Explain the role of pre/post counseling in the HIV/AIDS testing process.
- Summarize how the social construction of HIV/AIDS has evolved over time. Analyze and interpret prevention and prioritization strategies.
- HIV Memoir & Memoir Forum : To help students appreciate the impact of HIV/AIDS on a person's life, this assignment requires students to choose a book-length memoir or biography about someone impacted by HIV/AIDS.
- HIV Certificate: Students are required to complete the University of California’s HIV 101 online training. Weekly Reading Questions: Students are required to develop and answer two insightful reading questions for each scheduled class.
- Service Learning Activities: Our class has partnered with Arts4AIDS for the semester in order to host "An Evening of Music & Storytelling in Recognition of World AIDs Day." This is a wonderful opportunity to be of service to our community.