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Science and the Body II: Public Health in East Asia


This course employs an interdisciplinary approach by drawing upon and applying history, anthropology, gender studies, and philosophy to the study of science and medicine.  Designed for students interested in a) the history, philosophy, and anthropology of science, technology, and medicine, b) East Asian studies, and c) history of public health, this class offers students opportunities to analyze and critically assess the politics of the body in East Asia, 1800-present.

Satisfies a major requirement in History.
Satisfies an interdisciplinary minor requirement in Medical Humanities.
Satisfies Historical Thought distribution requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.