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Medical Sociology
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Shinberg, Diane. 2010. “Medical Sociology”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This course is intended to introduce you to sociological perspectives on the study of health and illness in the context of the American health care system. We will consider health, illness, sickness and disease as social phenomena. In particular we will examine ways in which health (and ideas about health and its causation) is shaped by social context,...

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Medical Sociology
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College 400

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