Social Service Work and Healthy Communities

Course Code SS-113
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open
Description: This course will introduce students to the necessary elements needed to promote and maintain healthy communities. You will examine the impact of social problems such as unemployment, poverty, pollution and violence on individuals in the context of their communities. Looking at these issues will broaden your perspective on health to include the impact of social problems in relation to privilege and barriers. The politics of health within our current economic, political and social environment and the relationship between structural stress and personal stress will also be explored.