Extra credit assignment
Chose any assigned reading from the syllabus (you may pick the reading that you presented). Identify a
policy or law in the reading. Answer as many as the following questions as you would like (they are the
Carlos Arias- Assignment 2
Climate Change, Human Rights, and Social Justice
1. Please describe how global climate change affects one of these rights. (C)
- The right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health is affe
Geography of Maryland: Appalachian, Coastal Plain, and Piedmont
"I pledge on my honor that I have not given or received any unauthorized
assistance on this assignment."
Maryland, one of the thirteen origin
Pink Boys- Gender Nonconformity
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Section 1: Summary
Ruth Padawers article Whats So Bad A
Introduction to Environmental Health:
Section A: Objectives and definitions
Environment: The circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded or
The complex of climatic, edaphic (soil-based), and biotic factors that act upon an o
Assignment 1- Carlos Arias
Environmental Health Disparities: A Framework Integrating Psychosocial and Environmental Concepts
1. What factor is most responsible for segregation?
-According to Gee and Payne-Sturges article Environmental Health Disparities.
U.S INTERVENTION- COLD WAR TERROR
The U.S. has intervened in the affairs of Latin American countries in order to protect its
interest, for economic gains and in the process of becoming a world leader. The Cold
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Human Rights Campaign Announces the Athletes for Equality Marathon
The Race for Marriage Equality
Washington, D.C., April 1
Scarcity: Reform or Catastrophe?
The past few centuries have seen an unprecedented increase in human
population for the majority of the world. This constant growth has been fed
by the overconsumption of resources, resulting
The State of Our Planet
Human activities are imposing a heavy burden on the earth's capacity,
this has led to an increasing interest in environmental and scarcity research.
The environmental literature suggests that our rapid produ
What is the social democratic social welfare philosophy? Now, name a country that uses the
social democratic social welfare philosophy. Describe how this relates to the type of health
care system it uses. In what ways could this method benefit the overall
Week 12- 4pm section
Question: Describe the characteristics of a successful health social movement. Provide an
example by which a movement was able to implement them and achieve their goal.
Three phases: making health
Week 7: Changing Families and Health in the Family Context
In what ways can families add to and detract from health? ( see also: Burg and Seeman
add: encourage one another to comply with medical
Week 7a Essay Question
1. Family is a social system. What characteristics support this statement?
a. Interdependent - each members actions affect the other members
b. Dynamic - shift and change in response
Describe the relationship between the sick role and stigma. Incorporate the different ways
people cope with stigma and how the patient-provider relationship shapes the sick role.
Sick role: patients role in society, expected to seek professional help
Sociology of Health and Illness
Final Exam Review
Loca;on and Time
Loca;on: Olin Hall(our usual classroom)
Time: December 16th from 2-5pm
The exam will be in three parts:
Describe the difference between the Built Environment and the Service Environment and how
both contribute to health disparities.
The built environment refers to physical characteristics of a community such as pollution, basic
shelter, connectivity, physic
Week 7a: The Family Context of Health Essay Question
On what level of the Bronfenbrenners ecological model does the family play a role? What layers
of the model lie within the family context and how can they influence the overall well being of the
Describe the four categories in Browns typology (Routine, Medicalized, Contested, Potentially
medicalized). How would you classify depression in terms of Browns typology?
Any category is acceptable as long as you have sufficient evidence for your argument
Explain how the internet affected the experience of illness as well as the doctor-patient
relationship. Also, provide and explain an example of a disease that has been affected by the
formation of electronic support groups.
Describe the components of a profession. How is being a medical doctor a profession?
Describe how the profession being a doctor has changed over time.
The major characteristics of a profession are prolonged, specialized training and the
ability to provide
What is the ACA? What were the issues in health care prior to the ACA, and what has the ACA
done to try to fix them? What problems still need to be addressed?
The Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. It was intended to address a number of issues
Describe the Hobby Lobby Decision and how it arose and discuss its implications on the US
Healthcare System. What population group would be most affected by this decision assuming
the US had sided with the plaintiff.
Definition Hobby Lobby Decisi
230.341 1 Sociology of Health and Illness
Fall Semester 2015
Lectures Monday 3:00-4:50pm (Olin 305)
Discussion: Wednesday 3:00-3:50 or 4:00-4:50 (locations as below)
Dr. Emily M. Agree, Ph.D.
Introduce and summarize the policy
Introduce the health outcome
Introduce the disparity you will describe
essays were stronger that tried to address ONE disparity. Addressing more than o
Review content from last week
This weeks guiding questions
Race and Ethnicity: Definition
Race and Ethnicity: Measurement
Disparities Essay Prep
Assignment is posted (read it)
Due 11:59 on
Social Movements in Health and Alternative Medicine
How does complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) differ from traditional
medicine? Give one or two examples of each. Describe the effect of changing physicianpatient relationship on th
Describe how the doctor-patient relationship has changed over time. How has technology and
access to the Internet contributed to this?
Thesis: Doctor having authority, irrefutable knowledge changing to doctor being more of
a service provider
Quiz #3 Review
Note on Grades
Health in the family context
The built environment and neighborhoods
This weeks guiding questions
Medicalization of illness