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Race, Difference and Biomedical Research: Historical Considerations

AFRI 1930 S01 [CRN: 25749]

This advanced seminar places the current debate over race, health, and genetics in historical context. An overarching goal is to understand how the social world informs the scientific questions we ask, design of research studies, and interpretation of findings. How have the theories and practices of biomedical science and technology produced knowledge of “race” and racial difference historically? How does race relate to gender and class? What are the implications of this debate for understanding health inequality? Previous coursework in Africana Studies preferred. Enrollment limited to 20; instructor permission.
Term
Spring 2020
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
20
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
Meetings
15:00 - 17:30 Wed - from Jan 22, 2020 to May 15, 2020
Exam Group Code
10