HISTORY 232 - Interdisciplinary Topics in History
Section: 001 Histories of Global Health
Term: FA 2018
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Requirements & Distribution:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

From pressing fears of the spread of new and old pandemics to campaigns for global access to healthcare and clean water, issues of global health have played a prominent role in our understanding and experience of the contemporary world. Despite their sense of newness, however, experiences 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 of historical perspectives: social, political, cultural, economic, ecological, technological, and ethical, to name a few. Throughout the course, we examine the topic of global health not merely as a taken-for-granted biomedical or ‘technical’ problem but also as a broad cluster of interconnected themes from which to explore how people have understood and interacted with other people, organisms, and environments across history on a global scale. Themes covered include race, gender, colonialism and empire, travel and migration, global commerce, science and technology, environment, human-animal relationships, reproduction and population control, humanitarianism and human rights, national sovereignty and global community, and biosecurity.

HISTORY 232 - Interdisciplinary Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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