HISTORY 329 - Social Science Topics in History
Section: 002 Sexually Transmitted Diseases from Syphilis to AIDS
Term: FA 2013
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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May be elected five times for credit.
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In this course students will study the history of sexually transmitted diseases from the middle ages to the twenty-first century. From the first recorded outbreak of syphilis in 1492 to AIDS in contemporary society, diseases attributed to sexual activity were shaped by social and intellectual history. Themes will include changing ideas about disease causality, the nature of demographic and epidemiological change, the social and cultural significance and impact of each disease, the organized public health response to each outbreak, and the development of medical therapeutics and technologies. This course will demonstrate how studying responses to each disease throughout different historical moments can provide insights into the nature of a specific society. It will also provide a historical perspective from which to consider what it means to be a disease sufferer.

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HISTORY 329 - Social Science Topics in History
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Sex, Sin, and Science--A History of Syphilis in America; Author: John Parascandola, 2008 Book is on reserve at the UGLI as well.
Race Against Time, 2nd Ed.; Author: Stephen Lewis, 2008 Book is on reserve at the UGLI as well.
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