History Matters Health and Society (HIST 165.3)

Recent/Current Offerings

Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
HIST 165 02 January 2017 Simonne Horwitz (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S02 January 2017 Simonne Horwitz (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S04 January 2017 Simonne Horwitz (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S06 January 2017 Simonne Horwitz (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S08 January 2017 Simonne Horwitz (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S10 January 2017 Simonne Horwitz (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S12 January 2017 Simonne Horwitz (primary instructor)
 
HIST 165 01 September 2016 Erika Dyck (primary instructor)
HIST 165 03 September 2016 Blaine Wickham (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S01 September 2016 Erika Dyck (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S03 September 2016 Erika Dyck (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S05 September 2016 Erika Dyck (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S07 September 2016 Erika Dyck (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S09 September 2016 Erika Dyck (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S11 September 2016 Erika Dyck (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S15 September 2016 Blaine Wickham (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S25 September 2016 Erika Dyck (primary instructor)
 
HIST 165 01 May 2016 Erin Spinney (primary instructor)
 
HIST 165 02 January 2016 Blaine Wickham (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S02 January 2016 Blaine Wickham (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S04 January 2016 Blaine Wickham (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S06 January 2016 Blaine Wickham (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S08 January 2016 Blaine Wickham (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S10 January 2016 Blaine Wickham (primary instructor)
HIST 165 S12 January 2016 Blaine Wickham (primary instructor)

Description

Courses in this series examine how historians have understood the complex relationship between health, society, and historical change. Health is used as a vehicle for understanding political, social and cultural change throughout history. Topics range from antiquity the birth of Galenic healing through western and non-western traditions that have guided our understandings of bodies, pain, gender, and power and into the modern era of health and medicine with the rise of professional medicine, ethics, experimentation and institutionalized healing. Health is widely defined to capture experiences that fall outside the traditional doctor-patient relationship, and to explore issues including: mental health; the politics of healthcare; health economies; the health professions; disease?s power to shape human history. These courses rely on a variety of sources: food and nutrition, to medical treatises, patient narratives, activist and anti-medical establishment texts, artwork, and institutional reports, and a rich historical tradition of examining health and medicine and its influence on human history. Possible areas of exploration include: madness; the body; pain; health and disease.

Attention

A maximum of nine credit units of 100-level HIST may be taken for credit. Only six of these credit units may count toward a History major or minor. The remaining three credit units will count as a junior elective in Requirement 7.

Note

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