STS 1451 Body, Mind, and Health: Historical Perspectives for Future Professionals
This course is only offered in the Summer Session.
A course in the social history of medicine that examines the ways in which medicine and its practitioners have impacted -- and been impacted by -- American social, political, cultural, and economic development. The course focuses on the changing nature of disease, the medical profession past and present as well as historical and contemporary issues in pubic health. Films on different diseases and medical issues are shown twice weekly in the afternoons and there are daily morning discussion sections with teaching assistants to talk about reading and writing assignments. Students are evaluated on written assignments, participation in lectures and discussion sections, and performance on an in-class final.