Skip over navigation

Course Offerings

Course Evaluation Results

Course Details

Spring 2012-2013
* AAS 403 / ANT 403 (EM)  

Race and Medicine

Carolyn M. Rouse

In 1998, then-President Clinton set a national goal that by the year 2010 race, ethnic, and gender disparities in six disease categories would be eliminated. While the agenda, called Healthy People 2010, was a noble effort, many of the goals were not met. This course examines what went wrong. For a final project, students will be asked to propose their own solutions for eliminating health disparities.

Sample reading list:
Brian Smedley, ed., Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial & Ethnic Disparities
Harriet A. Washington, MedicalApartheid:The Dark History of Medical Experimentation
Agustin Fuentes, Race, Monogamy and Other Lies They Told Me
Troy Duster, Backdoor to Eugenics
Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, American Medicine: The Quest for Competence
Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
100 pages reading per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41156 S01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm M W   Stanhope Hall   201   Enrolled:19 Limit:14 Closed