Health and Society Minor
Department of Sociology
155 Hamilton Hall, CB# 3210
The minor in health and society provides students with an opportunity to examine contemporary health patterns and trends characterizing U.S. society and societies around the world, as well as sociologically-based explanations for those patterns and trends. It also provides students with an understanding of the social construction of health and illness in modern societies. The minor brings together courses focused specifically on linkages between health and society, along with courses focused on social organization and social stratification, to provide students with insights into the ways that societies define health and illness and how social organization and stratification influence population health.
In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:
- take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
- earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)
For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.
|SOCI 101||Sociological Perspectives H||3|
|SOCI 172||Introduction to Population Health in the United States||3|
|SOCI 422||Sociology of Mental Health and Illness||3|
|SOCI 469||Health and Society||3|
|One elective course chosen from the following list:||3|
|Race and Ethnic Relations|
|Sex and Gender in Society|
|Family and Society|
|Sociology of Politics|
|Social and Economic Justice|
|Societies and Genomics|
|Formal Organizations and Bureaucracy|
|Social Movements and Collective Behavior|
|The City and Urbanization|
|Economy and Society|
|Law and Society|
|Immigration in Contemporary America|
|Race, Class, and Gender|
|United States Poverty and Public Policy|
Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.
This minor is open to sociology majors and management and society majors, with the caveat that no more than 45 hours of SOCI course credit may be used toward fulfilling the B.A. graduation requirement in the College of Arts and Sciences.
See the program page here for special opportunities.