HMS-Health, Medicine, and Society

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 3980. Honors Research.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Provides an opportunity for the gifted Honors candidate to work at a special project in the student's field. (F, Sp, Su)

HMS 4430. Health, Medicine, and Society Internship.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: Student must be HMS major with Junior standing; have a minimum 2.5 GPA; and have permission of HMS internship liaison, supervising faculty, and internship granting agency. The purpose of the HMS Internship Program is to provide a planned experience in the community that is relevant to the student's major program of study. This can be work in a facility or with an organisation that is engaged in the delivery of health care to the community, or another relevant aspect of service learning. (Irreg.)

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) [V].