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IAS 4885 - Advanced Seminar: Medicine, Disease And Empire

Description
This course examines the history of medicine in connection to the politics of colonialism and empire-building, spanning the sixteenth century through the twentieth century. Topics covered include: epidemic disease outbreaks (e.g. smallpox, cholera, malaria); the role of science and medicine in endorsing the "civilizing missions" of empires; tropical climates and tropical diseases as western constructs; tensions between western medicine and indigenous healing practices and beliefs; ideas of race and racism in science and medicine; modern advancements in sanitation and public health and their implementation overseas; and the historical roots of the modern global health movement.
Credits
3
Attributes
A&S IQ:HUM, LCD:Arch, HUM:Art, HUM:BU, HUM:IS, EN:H
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Recent Semesters
Fall 2019
Offered
Tu
Avg. Class Size
15
Avg. Sections
1