• Thematic Cluster: Health and Society
  • Course for Minor: Health & Society Minor - Elective
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  • SAS Core: CCD
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-reqs required: No
  • Course Frequency: Generally offered at least once per academic year
  • Course Notes / Requirements: The syllabus below is a sample syllabus. For up-to-date course information, please refer to the syllabus on your Canvas course site on the first day of class.
  • Syllabus: Syllabus File

Course Description:

The primary objective of this course is to orient students to the nature of racial/ethnic structural inequalities in the United States and how these inequities often manifest into poor health outcomes among people of color. Although we often think of inequality as the result of individual choices and values, students will develop a sociological imagination in order to understand how social and health inequities based on race, ethnicity, and immigration status are very much a function of structural inequalities. Students will learn to apply this sociological imagination to challenge typical assumptions regarding the nature of social and health inequality through the investigation of a wide range of intersecting social, historical, and environmental factors.