Apr 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Society, Medicine, and Health Minor

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Course Requirements

Society, Medicine, and Health Core (6 credits)

Total Credits Required for Major: 18

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall. 
  • No more than two courses may be used to satisfy credit requirements in the student’s major, other minors, or programs.
  • Transfer credit policy:  The department accepts up to 9 credit hours of appropriate sociology courses toward the minor requirements. Course descriptions and syllabi may need to be provided.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will:

  • Think critically and sociologically about complex social issues that impact health, healthcare, and health policy
  • Apply sociological theories and methods to understand the structure of modern health care and its contribution to health disparities
  • Define health and illness, understand sociological ways of thinking about the sick role, patients/families and health care providers, and their roles in health, and differentiate the contributions of agency and structure
  • Think sociologically about ethical principles in health behavior, care, technology
  • Use a sociological framework to elaborate the practices of health and wellbeing, the treatment of illness, and/or the social and organizational structures of health care
  • Compare/contrast health care systems and experiences in other societies

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