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HIST 4486 Health and Disease in the African American Experience (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines the historical relationships between race, medicine, and health care from the era of New World slavery to the age of AIDS. In doing so, we will pay particular attention to the role of ideas of racial difference in the production of medical knowledge, the historical persistence of racial disparities in the delivery of health care, and folk and professional healing within the African American community.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Martin Summers

Prerequisites: History Core

Cross listed with: AADS5385

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Last Updated: 22-Feb-14