SOC*294*12 Description

SpTp: Intro to Public Health

Introduction to Public Health serves as the basis for the Public Health minor. Public Health is concerned with identifying and acting on the factors that shape the health and diseases of populations. This course introduces the major concepts, tools, and debates of Public Health through an exploration of issues in this interdisciplinary field. Through this course students will acquire basic knowledge, attitudes, and skills that are important for Public Health practice. Using case studies and problem solving simulations, students will analyze topics including health inequities, historical and ongoing strategies for control of communicable and noncommunicable diseases, and connections between social structures and the distribution of disease from a Public Health perspective.