SOC 248 Public Health Around the Globe • 5 Cr.


What is Public Health, and how does it differ from Health Care? Investigate the role of the American Public Health system and how it impacts different groups across racial, class, and gender lines. Themes may include the social history of Public Health, needle exchange programs, and germ panic in America.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain what constitutes a public health system and how health care varies cross-culturally.
  • Evaluate the role race, class, gender, sexuality, age, and disability play in access to health care.
  • Analyze health care crises around the globe from micro and macro perspectives.