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SOA 428 - ECCE: Culture, Health, & Power

Campus: Springfield


Explores ideas about health, illness, and treatment across cultures and how to communicate effectively with people from other cultures (and one's own!). We consider how gender, race, and class affect health, and the role of political-economic contexts. This interdisciplinary, international course draws on anthropology, public health, health sciences, and political economy and includes films. Topics include qualitative methods, critiquing Western biomedicine, health belief systems, international health programs, social identity and health, and the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Course Information: This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the area of Global Awareness.

Special Instructions:

There will be 3-4 simultaneous classes via Zoom Wednesdays 1:00-1:40 p.m. that will be graded for participation.

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall , Spring , Summer

Option 2

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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