Columbia

HSPB W3950: Social History of American Public Health | J. Colgrove

Tuesdays/Thursdays 8:40 – 9:55

3 points.

Through assigned readings and a group research project, students will gain familiarity with a range of historical and social science problems at the intersection of ethnic/racial/sexual formations, technological networks, and health politics since the turn of the twentieth century. Topics to be examined will include, but will not be limited to, black women’s health organization and care; HIV/AIDS politics, policy, and community response; “benign neglect”; urban renewal and gentrification; medical abuses and the legacy of Tuskegee; tuberculosis control; and environmental justice. There are no required qualifications for enrollment, although students will find the material more accessible if they have had previous coursework experience in United States history, pre-health professional (pre-med, pre-nursing, or pre-public health), African-American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, or American Studies.

Posted in: 2015 Fall Undergraduate, ALL


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