Health and Society
Challenge yourself to critically look at the complexity of health policy, and discover ways in which globalizing economies shape both illness and health care.
The Health and Society program is an interdisciplinary studies program that explores health and illness within social, historical, political, economic, ecological, and cultural contexts. Courses in the program challenge students to look critically at biomedical practices, to understand the complexities of health policy, and to see the ways globalizing economies shape illness, health care, and individual well-being. Students are exposed to a variety of theoretical approaches used in health studies, as well as a range of academic fields, notably sociology, political economy, cultural anthropology, and social history.
Our program's broad cross-disciplinary approach to health in its social context makes an excellent foundation for many careers. It will provide you with an excellent background for seeking employment in the health care sector with both non-profit and private agencies, health organizations, and government at all levels.
|Community and Youth Worker||Community Health Activism and Advocacy||Ecologist|
|Health Policy Advisor||Hospital Administrator||Lifestyle Instructor|
|Medical Technology Developer||Medical Sales Representative||Naturopath|
|Nutritionist||Public Health Officer||Social Worker|