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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2021

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HIS 447SEM - Health And Illness In American
Health And Illness In American HER Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   21075   Enrollment Capacity:   15
Section:   HER   Enrollment Total:   16
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
Dates:   02/01/2021 - 05/07/2021   Status:   CLOSED
Days, Time:   M , 9:35 AM - 12:05 PM
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   Remote      
  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 the use of medicine as a source of cultural authority in ongoing political battles over identity (e.g. citizenship, race, gender, sexuality). Students will have the opportunity to find and analyze historical documents in a substantial research project. USH
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