Introduction Welcome to SOC 424: Women and Health! This course is designed to expose you to the intersections of medical sociology, and the sociology of gender. I hope you find the content of the course not only interesting, but also applicable to your everyday lives. I look forward to working with all of you this session. In this course, students are expected to learn the relationships between heath (and healthcare) and women in society, and discuss heath/healthcare related issues faced by women today. You may not agree with all of the theories and issues that we analyze in this course, nor are you expected to. You are, however, expected to maintain objectivity, and demonstrate knowledge of the materials. The syllabus is a contract between you and me. It states a) what I will do as your professor, and b) what you must do as a student enrolled in the course, and c) the course policies and timetable to which all of us must adhere. SYLLABUS Look here… the answer you seek is probably on these pages COURSE QUESTIONS If the answer to your question is not in 1 or 2… post it in Course Questions Instructor: Jennifer Haskin, PhD Office: 308C Payne Email: [email protected] Skype: jhaskin5asu Virtual Office Hours: by appt Teaching Assistant: Alexia Colman Email: [email protected] Teaching Assistant: Sarah Stanson Email: [email protected] Teaching Assistant: Sydney Harrison Email: [email protected] ANNOUNCEMENTS Look here… if the answer to your question is not here - go to #3 2 FALL B 2016 SOC 424: Women and Health College of Liberal Arts & Sciences SLN 76227/77779 1 3 Course description: Women as healthcare workers and an in-depth analysis of issues of health, illness, and healthcare for women. This is a fully online course, and therefore there will not be any face-to-face class sessions. All assignments, course materials (with the exception of the print version of the text), and course interactions are administered through the course Blackboard site at . Got a question? Remember “three before me”
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, students will/will be able to: • Explain how sociological perspectives can be used to understand the relationships between women, health, and society • Know how women’s experiences with health and illness are shaped by policy as well as social behavior • Describe how sociological perspectives assist policy decisions related to women and health • Apply the concepts and theories we learn about in this course to your own life Our Textbooks 2 Lorber, Judith and Lisa Jean Moore. (2002). Gender and the Social Construction of Illness. 2nd Ed. Alta Mira Press. ISBN 9780759102385 Bird, Chloe E and Patricia P. Rieker. (2008). Gender and Health: The Effects of Constrained Choices and Social Policies. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521682800 SOC 424: WOMEN AND HEALTH FALL B 2016 What else do I need to succeed in the class?
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