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Medical Sociology

Major in Sociology and Focus on Medical and Health

Medical Sociology is a branch of social scientific inquiries that analyzes the


actions and functions of medical institutions, explores the health-behavioral
pattern at population-level, evaluates the effectiveness of health policies, and
Contact for this Area: understands the implications of various social conditions on individuals health.

Medical Sociology, sometimes known as Sociology of Health, covers a wide


X. Yousef Yang range of topics vital to the very wellbeing of individuals. Based on the critical
Assistant Professor of Sociology analyses of social institutions, it also adopts an inter-disciplinary perspective that
Telephone: 270.809.4632 values the knowledge of public health and psychology. It is a subfield of
xyang7@murraystate.edu sociology that combines theories with practical implications.

Sociology Major Focusing on Medical Sociology:

Required Courses...........................................................18 hrs


STA 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
SOC 133 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 300 Social Theory
SOC 359 Writing and Inquiry in the Social Sciences
SOC 360 Research Methods
SOC 400 Senior Seminar

Electives...............................................................18 hrs
Select 6 Courses:
SOC315 Addiction: Treatment and Society
SOC340 Medical Sociology
SOC347 Sociology of Mental Health and Illness
SOC341 Aging and Life Course
SOC380 Society and Technology
SOC438 Sociology of Deviant Behaviors

What can I do with a degree in Sociology focusing on global sociology?

Community organizer Data analyst


Community health worker Behavior interventionist
Health social worker Counselor
Public health or medical service administrator Intake specialist
Epidemiologist Child abuse investigator
Case management administrator Victim advocate
Medical Assistant Manager Drug enforcement agent
Program analyst Child care manager
Medical Coordinator Researcher in social science
Researcher in public health
Teacher