Welcome to HSC 350: Understanding Health Disparities. This course involves an exploration of the social factors that influence the distribution and treatment of illness in our society. The class will also include a critical examination of the U.S. health care system and the doctor-patient relationship in our society. In addition, we will explore factors that can influence an individual's risk for illness such as culture, race, socio-economic status, and the environment. You will be presented with cross-cultural views on a variety of health problems, and you will be expected to come prepared to think critically about these problems and to participate fully in class discussions. This course also includes a Writing in the Disciplines (WID) component, a Community-Based Learning Project, and satisfies Moral Inquiry and Social Science Inquiry requirements.
Although the library is closed over the winter break, library services remain available. Librarians are available by text, phone, and Zoom. Many of the library's resources are available electronically. If you have any questions, please call The Desk at 508-565-1313. Safety measures have also called for some additional changes in library operations. You can learn more about them on the FAQ page of the library website.
Students who wish to meet with a librarian can make an appointment using LibCal.