Race, Gender and Medicine


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Race, Gender and Medicine

Course Description

This course examines the intersection of race, gender and medicine in the United States, particularly asking how ideas about identity have shaped medical science and practice in the United States. While the course follows a historic trajectory, we will contextualize this history into contemporary issues. Drawing on Black Studies, feminist scholarship and the health humanities, this course prompts students to think critically about ideas of health and medicine as encompassing a range of social issues, like inequitable housing, restricted education, xenophobia, disparate maternal health and inadequate medical facilities Together, course participants will query how a medical system built on racialized and gendered disparity can be reshaped to offer corrective justice for broad social inequity.

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Granville, OH

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Race, Gender and Medicine