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Course Prefix: HIS   Course #: 447   Keywords: null  

HIS 447SEM Health and Illness in American History

Seminar

This course traces the experiences of health, illness, and medicine in American history in the 19th and 20th centuries. We will address the shift from traditional to scientific and professional medicine; the experience of being ill and of being a patient; the "medicalization" of everyday experiences; the health impact of modern commercial capitalism; and the use of medicine as a source of cultural authority in ongoing political battles over identity (e.g. citizenship, race, gender, sexuality). Students will have the opportunity to find and analyze historical documents in a substantial research project. USH

Credits: 3
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Varies
 
Published: Sep 13, 2021 15:02:55