HLT2000 Intro to Health in Sociology

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Lorna Shepherd Hylledig

Course Description:

Students will begin learning about the health beliefs, practices, and healthcare systems in other cultures. This course explores health-related topics and issues within the context of human society from a mission perspective. Class structure includes lecture, readings, discussion, and student presentations.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students will gain more knowledge and understanding of issues related to health, illness, and healthcare within human societies. This information will be useful for students interested in participating in and/or partnering with health ministries.

Why This Course Is Important:

Birth, health, illness, health care, and death are complex subjects; their meanings and implications can vary widely between societies, as well as the individuals therein. This introductory course provides the student with a basic overview of health topics and issues found in various societies. The student will gain increased awareness of different health beliefs, practices, and health care systems around the world from a mission perspective.