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Spring 2016-2017
* ANT 403 / AAS 403 / GHP 403 (EM)   na, npdf

Race and Medicine

Carolyn M. Rouse

Why do certain populations have longer life expectancies? Is it behavior, genes, structural inequalities? And why should the government care? This course unpacks taken-for-granted concepts like race, evidence-based medicine, and even the public health focus on equalizing life expectancies. From questions of racism in the clinic to citizenship and the Affordable Care Act, Race and Medicine takes students on a journey of rethinking what constitutes social justice in health care.

Sample reading list:
Mara Buchbinder (editor), Understanding Health Inequities and Justice
Nancy Isenberg, White Trash
Harriet Washington, Medical Apartheid
Alondra Nelson, The Social Life of DNA
Dorothy Roberts, Fatal Invention

Reading/Writing assignments:
Average 100 pages/week. Weekly précis (400 words max.)

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41973 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Robertson Hall   002   Enrolled:31 Limit:30 Closed