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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PH 175: Introduction to Public Health

(1 Unit)
This introductory course provides an overview of the field of public health and its key qualitative and quantitative methods. Students will examine the economic, cultural, and political factors leading to the uneven distribution of health and disease in the United States. Using the lens of structural violence, course materials will focus on how race, socioeconomic status, gender, age, and sexuality determine access to care, quality of care, and even definitions of disease. Special attention will be paid to racialized health practices in the United States. Students will consider the ways that science and technology can be coupled with social science to understand disease trends and improve human health outcomes. The course also examines the effectiveness of programming and education campaigns aimed at improving health. Staff