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Dr. Herbert Haines
Sharon Steadman (Acting)
Moffett Center, Room 2120
Phone: 607-753-2726
Fax: 607-753-5973
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday
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SOC 322 - Sociocultural Study of AIDS

Emphasize anthropological and sociological approaches to the social and cultural aspects of the disease that are ignored or downplayed in the dominant biomedical paradigm. Attention given to the local community as a nexus of historical, social, cultural, political and economic forces that critically determine the effects of AIDS. Issues covered may include: AIDS and commercial sex, gay communities, drug use, migration, condom use, women, prevention and AIDS in cross-cultural contexts such as the U.S., Thailand, China, etc.

Category C

Prerequisite: ANT 102 or SOC 100 or 150.

(3 cr. hr.)

Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
Additional frequency code descriptions can be found in the Terminology Guide.