Description
GENDER AND MEDICINE
** available as of 06/30/2021
In this course, we will explore the ways in which modern, western medicine creates, and organizes, and studies gender, sex, race, and class, as well as the historical and theoretical/philosophical concepts that underpin these categories. We will also consider how identity and privilege shape the relationship between medical professionals and those seeking care, and how the study of medical humanities can improve and enrich those relationships. Using historic texts, medical resources, and feminist critiques of science and medicine, we will query how notions of health and illness have evolved over time and in specific historic moments, questioning the construction of medical diagnoses, research methods and ethics, and the implications of data gaps in medicine. Each class will be structured around a series of questions that provide students an opportunity to apply prior knowledge and developing research skills to describe the evolution of medical knowledge, the medical profession, and its impact on culture, activism, and feminist theory.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SU3 Elective Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
GSWS 1230
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Gender Sexuality & Women's St
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Fall