ANTHRO 2797 - Theory and Practice of Social Medicine

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Profs. Salmaan Keshavjee, David Jones, Mercedes Becerra, and Lindsey Zeve
Mon. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Apthorp House Library

Social medicine is a field of study and practice that uses insights from the social sciences to improve medical theory and the delivery of health care in communities and global health.

This course will explore the historical foundations of social medicine in the 19th and 20th centuries in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and North America. It will then examine case studies of social medicine in the contemporary world that confront the challenges of post-colonialism, neoliberalism, racism, and care-giving.

Advanced undergraduates welcome.