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Race, Science, and Society


About the Course:

Explores the entangled histories of race, medicine, science, and health in American history from the colonial era to the present. The course foregrounds the African American experience in the production of medical knowledge and power. Students explore histories of scientific racism, chattel slavery, medical experimentation, Jim Crow hospitals, environmental racism, and racialized medicine alongside the more familiar story of the development of professional medicine, science, healthcare, and public health.


No pre-requisites have been entered for this course.


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Taylor M. Moore   

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