21A.307 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care


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Examines health and health care for racial and ethnic minorities in the United States drawing on sociological perspectives. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods, students document and seek explanations for why racial and ethnic minorities have poorer health outcomes and receive lower quality health care than other societal groups. Examines the effects of discrimination in health care settings; the effect of psychosocial stress on mental and physical health; and the ways the health care system specifically generates disparate outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities through interpersonal and institutional processes.

This class has no prerequisites.

21A.307 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by Staff.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

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