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SOC 341C SOCĀ 341C. Medical Sociology. 3 Hours.

Same as Health and Society 340 (Topic 11). Explores the social context of health, illness, and the health care system in American society. Discussion of the processes of medicalization and demedicalization, social factors influencing health and health care, the organization of the health care delivery system and patient outcomes, and the social meaning and experiences of illness. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Sociology 321K (Topic: Medical Sociology), 341C, or Health and Society 340 (Topic 11). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.