HEA 101: Health and Society

Offered Under: All Undergraduate Programs.

This course aims to introduce students to key sociological approaches to the analysis and understanding of health and society. The course covers concepts of health and disease, patterns of health and the social construction of disease. Special attention is given to develop knowledge on theories central to the notion of health, including the social, cultural and institutional forces and context that play a role on health and health related practices. The purpose is to help establish a perspective that will enable the students to better understand the relationship between health and society as well as to provide skills and knowledge for research experiences. The course also provides an overview of the basic concepts of population studies that will help students develop their own demographic perspective, enabling them to understand some of the most important issues confronting the world. The course will use a combination of methods, such as lectures, debates, preparation of assignments by reviewing journal articles and presentation.


Please contact the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities for further details.

Website for the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities - http://slass.iub.edu.bd/socialscience/

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Course Type Foundation
Credit Hour 3
Lecture Hour 45
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Grading Policy:

Letter Grade Marks Grade Point
A 90 - 100 4.00
A- 85 - 89 3.70
B+ 80 - 84 3.30
B 75 - 79 3.00
B- 70 - 74 2.70
C+ 65 - 69 2.30
C 60 - 64 2.00
C- 55 - 59 1.70
D+ 50 - 54 1.30
D 45 - 49 1.00
F 00 - 44 0.00