HISTORY 232 - Interdisciplinary Topics in History
Winter 2017, Section 001 - Histories of Global Health
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ID
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

From pressing concerns over the Zika virus and the emergence of drug-resistant ‘superbugs’ to campaigns for global access to healthcare and clean water, issues of global health play a prominent role in our understanding and experience of the contemporary world and our place within them. Despite their often sense of newness, issues of global health have deeply layered pasts that can both enrich and trouble our understanding of current problems.

This course explores the topic of global health from a variety historical perspectives: social, political, economic, ecological, technological, and ethical, to name a few. Throughout the course, we examine the topic of global health not merely as a biomedical or ‘technical’ problem, but also as a broad cluster of themes from which to explore how people have understood and interacted with other people, organisms, and environments of the world across history. Themes covered include race, gender, colonialism and empire, travel and migration, trade, science, technology, environment, human-animal relationships, humanitarianism and human rights, reproduction and population control, and biosecurity.

Course Requirements:

Assignments include two short review essays (1-2 pages), a midterm exam, and an original research paper of 6-8 pages.

Schedule

HISTORY 232 - Interdisciplinary Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
29414
Open
45
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
30182
Open
19
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
30183
Open
12
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
30184
Open
14
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
005 (LEC)
 In Person
30185
Open
44
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (LEC)
 In Person
30235
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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