AMCULT 284 - Sickness and Health in Society: 1492 to the Present
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
First-year students must obtain permission of the instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Medical history includes not only doctors and discoveries, but sickness and health as well. From devastating epidemics to the daily suffering of hunger, health problems affected and reflected social changes. This course will study four different periods from 1492 to the present exploring issues such as: the health effects of living and working conditions; the effects of disease and health on society; the role of race, class, gender, ethnicity, politics, and economics in health and disease; the changing meanings of “health” and “disease”; changing medical knowledge; and professional power of the healing professions.

Course Requirements:

There will be two long-form exams and five short quizzes.

Intended Audience:

There are no prerequisites but first year students must obtain permission of the instructor. Those who miss the first meeting without advance permission will be dropped from the course.

Class Format:

Lecture format with weekly discussion sections.

Schedule

AMCULT 284 - Sickness and Health in Society: 1492 to the Present
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
25096
Open
22
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Lectures are remote and will be a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous teaching. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.
002 (DIS)
  Hybrid
25097
Open
4
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 002: This section is in-person and will be a mixture of asynchronous and synchronous instruction. It is closed to remote-only students. Remote-only students should register for/swap into an online section.
003 (DIS)
 Online
25098
Open
4
 
-
W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
  Hybrid
25099
Open
5
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Section 004: This section is in-person and will be a mixture of asynchronous and synchronous instruction. It is closed to remote-only students. Remote-only students should register for/swap into an online section.
005 (DIS)
 Online
36465
Open
2
 
-
Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
  Hybrid
36466
Open
7
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 006: This section is in-person and will be a mixture of asynchronous and synchronous instruction. It is closed to remote-only students. Remote-only students should register for/swap into an online section.

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