Health over the Life Course
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
An introduction to the sociology of health from childhood to old age. A general survey of the area rather than an in-depth examination of any one aspect. Includes a variety of theoretical perspectives from micro, meso and macro approaches as well as topics such as the experience of being healthy and of having different illnesses; distributions of different diseases and conditions; health and illness beliefs and behaviours; structural influences on health and illness; inequalities in health and illness; the role of individual agency; self, informal and formal care; and health care policy, all using a life course lens.
Note: Students are strongly encouraged but not required to take SOCI 100A and 100B before registering in this course.
Pre- or corequisites: 100A, 100B, or second year standing with a GPA in the last session attended of at least 5.0.
Undergraduate course in Sociology offered by the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Social Sciences.