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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2022

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HIS 447SEM - Health And Illness In American
Health And Illness In American DAX Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   19912   Enrollment Capacity:   17
Section:   DAX   Enrollment Total:   17
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
Dates:   01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022   Status:   CLOSED
Days, Time:   T R , 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Room:   Park 532 view map
Location:   North Campus      
  Course Description
This course traces the experiences of health, illness, and medicine in American history in the 19th and 20th centuries. We will address the shift from traditional to scientific and professional medicine; the experience of being ill and of being a patient; the ¿medicalization¿ of everyday experiences; the health impact of modern commercial capitalism; and healthcare as a form of ¿biopower,¿ that is, as a tool of governance in American social hierarchies of citizenship, race, gender, class, and sexuality. Students will have the opportunity to find and analyze historical documents in a substantial research project.
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