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Spring 2021
Jul 01, 2022
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WGST 239 - Medicine, Race & Gender
In this course, we will explore equity in relation to medicine and health: We ask, “whose health”? and “for the good of whom”? when encountering a diagnosis or a treatment in our readings and in the world around us. Grounded in an exploration of US history and practices – with some transnational and geopolitical relations and contagions – this course examines how relations of power and identity politics are deeply enmeshed with the way medicine and medical care has been conceptualized, practiced, and experienced. We read a range of texts and genres, from historical and theoretical to memoir and documentary film. With what we learn together, we will brainstorm how we can make a better system, and we will contribute to equitable public knowledge online with our final projects.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Women's and Gender Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Core:HALC - Hum, Art, Lit, Cul, Mean Grade is Calculated

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