NYU Steinhardt

Understanding Social Context and Risk Behavior: Public Health Approaches

  • Course Number: PUHE-UE 1325
  • Hours: 60
  • Units: 4
  • Description: Focuses on the relationship of risk behavior to social context. Includes discussion of the distribution of different types of risk factors across the U.S. population over the past fifty years, paying particular attention to class, race, geographic region of the country & age. Examines the historical policy approaches to addressing risk behaviors & social issues such as substance abuse, violence, & forms of sexual behavior. Emphasis will be placed on the ways in which social interpretations of behaviors have contributed to the development of public health interventions to address them.
  • Old Course Number: E33.1325