Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 2160 - [Health and Society]

Spring. 4 credits.

Next offered 2014-2015.

E. York Cornwell.

This course will examine how social factors shape physical and mental health. First, we will review social scientific research on the relationship between health and status characteristics, neighborhood and residential context, employment, social relationships and support, religion, and health-related behaviors. We will devote particular attention to the development of research questions and methodological approaches in this work. Next, we will directly examine the relationship between health and social factors using data from a nationally representative survey. Course instruction will include statistical analysis of survey data and social scientific writing. Students will develop their own research exploring how social factors contribute to health.

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