HISTORY 231 - Social Science Topics in History
Section: 010 Histories of Human Experimentation
Term: WN 2017
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
Honors
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Experimenting on human beings has always raised a set of complex social, ethical, and political questions. Some of those issues have persisted over the centuries; some have been specific to a given time and place. Much of contemporary medical practice is based on knowledge created by experiments done on human beings. In this class we will examine histories of human experimentation. We will ask how people at different times and in different places answered questions about whether it was acceptable to use human beings as research subjects. We will examine which human beings were the subjects of the experiments, and what limits were placed on the conduct of the experiments. Reading assignments will include both primary source material and some of the latest scholarship on the subject. No prior background in medicine is necessary. All medical knowledge necessary to understand the case studies will be presented in class.

HISTORY 231 - Social Science Topics in History
Schedule Listing
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26655
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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29620
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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29790
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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30166
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MW 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: HISTORY 230.010: Interested students must be honors students and register under HONORS 230.
011 (DIS)
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30558
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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30559
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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30560
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MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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30630
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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30631
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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30632
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
020 (LEC)
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31824
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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