HIS 342 History of Medicine and Health, 3 credits

This course provides an overview of developments in Western medical science and health care from antiquity to the present. Themes covered include: the evolution and transmission of medical knowledge, the impact of epidemic disease, the patient experience, and role of the practitioner in society. Students in History of Medicine and Health will explore the links between medicine and health and their cultural, social, political, and intellectual contexts.

Prerequisite: Two semesters of History/Political Science Survey.