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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sociology of Medicine


Literature on health and illness from three sociological perspectives: 1) epidemiological: focus on social and psychological factors as causes of disease; 2) illness-behavior perspectives: focus on variation between persons and groups in their evaluation and response to pain and symptoms; and 3) organizational: emphasis on problems in organization and delivery of medical services. Prerequisite: 100-level SOCIOL course.
Course Details

Spring 2021

Feb 1, 2021 - May 4, 2021
Katrina Hull
Prerequisite: A 100-level or 200-level Sociology course.
Base Cost: $1,608 ($402/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Start date: Feb 01, 2021
End date: May 04, 2021
Last day to add: Feb 12, 2021
Last day to drop: Feb 12, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Mar 29, 2021