HIST 2261: Tropical Health and Global Wealth: Disease in World History

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Course Format Lecture 2.0 h + Seminar 2.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

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Disease and medicine have played important roles in shaping world history. Students explore how 18th and 19th century colonialism and imperialism are linked to changing notions about health, environment, climate, disease causation, and racialized and Indigenous bodies. Students also learn how specific historical events and processes such as nationalism in the developing world, Cold War politics, and modern-day philanthropy, along with scientific and medical advances, have affected the goals and outcomes of global health initiatives through to the present day.

Students will receive credit for only one of the Fall Semester 2018 offering of HIST 1195 or 2261.

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