HMS-Health, Medicine, and Society

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HMS 1113. Introduction to Health, Medicine and Society.3 Credit Hours.

Class explores health and disease in different cultural and historical contexts. In the first half of the class we focus on the ways individuals experience disease, examining how gender, race, ethnicity, class and sexuality shape medical knowledge about disease, individuals' lived experience, and social perceptions of sufferers. In the second half, we focus on epidemic diseases. (F, Sp) [IV-WC].

HMS 4993. Health, Medicine and Society Capstone.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Senior standing. This is the senior capstone for the Health, Medicine and Society Major. We will discuss important works in the history, anthropology and sociology of medicine. You will develop a research project on a topic of your choosing and work on it throughout the course. (F)