The minor in Health and Society is primarily designed to give students a broad understanding of the social and cultural factors associated with health, medicine, health care, and health inequalities. It provides students with social science perspectives on a variety of health-related issues and complements the education of those students who major in health sciences. This minor also prepares students for careers that directly or indirectly relate to fields in the health care or medical professions.
Students will be able to
1. Identify social, cultural, and institutional factors that contribute to health, illnesses, medicine, and well-being.
2. Apply social science perspectives to analyze the human experience of health, illnesses, health care, and health disparities.
3. Assess how health, illnesses, and health inequalities are produced and reproduced through social forces on a macro, meso, or micro level
Total: 15 credits