SC 077 Sociology of HIV/AIDS: Global and U.S. Experiences of Epidemic (Spring: 3)
Satisfies Social Science Core Requirement and Diversity Requirement.
This course explores the social dimensions of global and U.S. experiences
of HIV/AIDS. We examine the social forces that impact and determine the
course and experience of the epidemic as we also explore the impact that
the epidemic has had on communities and cultures worldwide. The course
surveys 1) the history and epidemiology of the epidemic; 2) the social construction
of the disease; 3) the impact upon and response from particularly affected
communities and social groups; 4) social issues in testing, treatment and
prevention; and 5) the politics of governmental, non-governmental and grassroots
responses to the disease.
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