Sociology and Health and Medicine video

Video title: Health and Medicine

Use this Discovering Sociology video entitled Sociology and Health and Medicine to study how age, gender, race, and social class affect the level of health of individuals in our society and the ways in which the health of a population is shaped by society's cultural patterns, its technology and social resources and its social inequality.

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  • Sociology of Health and Illness. Learn about Health and Medicine. Gain a global perspective on the major methods, theories, and findings in the field of sociology. Learn about Health and Medicine and the origins of sociology and how the logic of science is used to study human society.
  • Study four models of social organization by Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Gerhard and Jean Lenski.
  • Examine the five major components of culture and see how social inequality exists among social classes, races, genders, and age groups.
  • Study the effect that economic systems have on the workplace, politics and government, family, religion, education, and health and medicine.
  • Witness the global social changes that occur through population growth and urbanization and explore how people seek or resist social change through various forms of collective behavior and social movements.
  • Discover the many benefits of using online video for visual learning. Educational video for teaching the K-12 curriculum provides online learning for children and students of all ages and abilities. Using subtitled video - or video with closed captions - enables students to choose between watching, listening to, or reading each presentation whichever best suites their individual learning style. A wonderful option particularly for dyslexia and special needs education.

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