AMST 2280

AMST 2280

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

How have different dimensions of our lives become matters of public health? Focusing on modern America, this course explores how public health has been bound up with histories of the state, the economy, and inequality. Most broadly, we will ask what is defined as a public health problem and why. The class examines early attempts to control infectious disease, the expansion of public health in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and new dimensions of public health in the post-war period. In the final portion, the class will explore recently recognized threats to the public's health. Throughout, we will pay attention to the practices of public health that have fostered or challenged hierarchies of race, gender, class, and ability.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: STS 2280

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18374AMST 2280  SEM 101