Courses to Consider
Spring 2013Title: Contemporary Art + Design History
Course Number: ARTH 2211 02
Description: Offers a study of contemporary culture in an art and designsurvey from mid-twentieth century to present. Presents a thematic approach tolate-modern and postmodernist movements, focusing on interrelationships among media. Course Attributes: NUCore Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder HallAccess
Society & Health
Title: Society & Health
Course Number: SOCL1120/1121
Description: Designed to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to apply social scientific perspectives to the study of health, illness and health care. Offers students an opportunity to develop critical assessment skills while exploring a range of explanations for why, despite having the most expensive health-care system, the United States ranks comparatively low in life expectancy and health and well being outcomes. Explores the multiple ways that societal factors interplay with health and health disparities. Begins with macro-level social determinants such race, class, and gender, and explores the ways these factors interplay with health and health care. Studies neighborhoods and social networks in relation to health. Introduces students to basic sociological concepts relevant for the study of health and health care, such as social construction and medicalization. Through lecture, case-based learning and small group workshops, students have an opportunity to develop an appreciation for a broad-based exploration of the ways that our social environment shapes health in contemporary U.S. society. Coreq. SOCL 1121.