Summer Courses


To view GWS courses offered during a specific semester, visit the online University Course Catalogue. Select the semester desired from the drop-down menu, then type "GWS" in the Course Prefix box or select GWS from the drop-down menu. There may also be GWS courses listed under the general "A&S" prefix or as Discovery Seminar Program "DSP" courses. Note that actual course offerings are subject to change, but this guide will provide the most current information available.

SUMMER 2015:

GWS 309-220:  Health, History, and Human Diversity:  Health care reform is in the news every day, and everyone has an opinion on why the system is broken, how to fix it, who should have access to good medical care, under what circumstances, and what constitutes “good care” in the first place. This online, multi-format course will consider what it has meant to be a good patient or a good doctor at various points in American history, who was included—and excluded—in each group, how medicine became professionalized, and how people have organized around issues of individual or public health. As such, it will be organized around five topics within the history of medicine and health in the United States, each containing several readings and a film. Students will interactively engage with a range of primary sources, watch presentations and related films, have the opportunity to ask the professor questions and seek assistance during designated virtual “office hours” via Skype, and participate in online moderated discussions of the assigned readings and films, and at the end of each unit, of the questions it raised about medical practice and ethics.   Instructor: Melissa Stein.  Offered for the second summer session. This is an online course and counts for GWS credit. For more information about the course, please check out the podcast.  

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