Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    Nov 24, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 2250 - Public Policy

3 cr
This course is intended to give undergraduate students an in-depth look at Sociology and Public Health as related disciplines with intersecting perspectives. We will explore a variety of topics including: foundational theories of public health, health care and education reform, knowledge about and access to public assistance, early teen and adolescent sexual health, community and neighborhood impacts on individual health, and climate change and health. This course will investigate how we can work together to understand the general condition of our social institutions, their impact on those living in the United States, and the implementation of important programs and policies. We will explore the interconnected relationship between institutions in the United States, policy, and individuals' lives, and incorporate the current social discussions around health, and health care. By the end of the semester you will have a better understanding of the important role that major institutions play in the general health of those living in the US.