HISTORY 284 - Sickness and Health in Society: 1492 to the Present
Section: 001
Term: FA 2020
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Advisory Prerequisites:
First-year students must obtain permission of the instructor.
Other Course Info:
Those who miss the first meeting without advance permission will be dropped from the course..
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

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.

HISTORY 284 - Sickness and Health in Society: 1492 to the Present
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
25092
Open
40
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
25093
Closed
0
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
25094
Closed
0
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
25095
Open
3
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
36457
Open
16
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
36458
Open
21
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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