HSC 306: Culture and Health

Class Program
Credits 3

This course explores the intersections between biology and culture, and how such bio-cultural interactions influence health and disease at the individual and population levels. Students will examine the meanings and distributions of health and illness in cross-cultural perspective. The causes of health and ill-health will be considered at the individual, community, and global levels. Students build cultural competence by identifying their own biases and health-related values, beliefs and behaviors. Restricted to HSC and PBH majors with junior status or by permission of the Health Sciences Program Director. Advising Note: This course was formerly offered as HSC 206.