Jul 15, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog

SOC 203 Public Health

Prerequisites: ENG 101 SOC 101  
3 credits

This course is designed to introduce the student to the world of public health as it deals with biological, physical, social and man-made threats to human health and wellbeing.  Topics specific to this course will include the viral pandemics, food and water safety, the obesity epidemic, natural disasters, bioterrorism and other health concerns.  During the course students will be exposed to the many places where public health is found in our local and global society, how public policy is established to ensure healthier communities, a sensitivity to cultural differences within each community, and the many career paths associated with public health.  This course is appropriate for any student who is pursuing careers in allied health, health care administration and finance, public policy, environmental studies, and/or social behavioral studies.