2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    
    Aug 20, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue

HIST 210 - The History of Health, Disease and Empire (TR)


A comparative approach to exploring issues of disease, health, and medicine in the context of European imperial projects around the globe. Focusing on the late 17th through the early 20th centuries, the course traces how global empires facilitated environmental changes and exchanges, as well as the spread of diseases across distant sites. Students will study the shifting understanding of disease and health, as well as health disparities between enslaved and colonized populations and colonizers. These disparities had far-reaching geopolitical, economic, and social ramifications, including major influences on ideas of race and human difference. Students will gain an understanding of how practices of medicine and public health developed in imperial contexts as contested techniques of governance. (TR)

Credits: 1.00
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None


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