History of Health Sciences (HIST HL SC)

HIST HL SC 200A  Introduction to the History of Health Sciences  (2-4 Units)  Fall  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

This introductory course is a general survey of the history of Western medicine from antiquity to the early nineteenth century for students entering the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in the History of the Health Sciences. It explores key conceptual developments and practices of the past, situating healing systems within their cultural and social contexts. The course has a strong historiographical emphasis, comparing and contrasting approaches to episodes in the history of medicine.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: History Of Health Sciences Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

HIST HL SC 200B  Introduction to History of Health Sciences  (2-4 Units)  Winter  

Instructor(s): Aimee L Medeiros, Laurel J WaycottLaurel J Waycott also teaches: HIST HL SC 203A, Dorothy E PorterDorothy E Porter also teaches: HIST HL SC 204A, Brian DolanBrian Dolan also teaches: HIST HL SC 204A, HIST HL SC 204B, HIST HL SC 215

Prerequisite(s): 200A

Restrictions: None.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

Continuation of 200A. This course presents a general survey from 1800 to the present, with the primary focus on Europe and the US. Topics include: the rise of scientific medicine; the significance of germ theory; the development of medical therapeutics and technologies; the growth of health care institutions; the evolution and specialization of the medical profession.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: History Of Health Sciences Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

HIST HL SC 201A  Disease and the Social Order from Black Death to Covid  (2-4 Units)  Fall, Spring  

Instructor(s): Dorothy E PorterDorothy E Porter also teaches: HIST HL SC 204A

Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

The course explores the comparative impact of disease upon European and North American societies. It will concentrate on the historical junctures at which diseases occurred; unravel the various levels of meaning which surrounded them in terms of their social, moral, and political interpretations; and analyze the patterns of response to them and discuss their historical consequences.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: History Of Health Sciences Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

HIST HL SC 203A  The Historiography of Medical History  (4 Units)  Fall  

Instructor(s): Aimee L Medeiros, Laurel J WaycottLaurel J Waycott also teaches: HIST HL SC 200B

Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

The aim is to introduce students to the history of history of medicine research, writing and practice. It also serves as an introduction to the professionalization process.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: History Of Health Sciences Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

HIST HL SC 204A  Research Methods in the History of Health Sciences  (3 Units)  Spring  

Instructor(s): Brian DolanBrian Dolan also teaches: HIST HL SC 204B, HIST HL SC 215, HIST HL SC 230, Dorothy E PorterDorothy E Porter also teaches: HIST HL SC 204B, Aimee L Medeiros

Prerequisite(s): HH200A and HH200B

Restrictions: None.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

Introduction to medical historiography, research methodologies, and the craft of interpreting and writing medical history. Discussion of different historical approaches employed in writing history, including intellectual, social, cultural, feminist perspectives, and the sociology of knowledge. Survey of bibliographic tools and training in the methods of oral history.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: History Of Health Sciences Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

HIST HL SC 204B  Research Methods in the History of Health Sciences  (1 Units)  Fall  

Instructor(s): Brian DolanBrian Dolan also teaches: HIST HL SC 204A, HIST HL SC 215, HIST HL SC 230, Dorothy E PorterDorothy E Porter also teaches: HIST HL SC 204A

Prerequisite(s): HIST HL SC 204A

Restrictions: None

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

Conclusion of 204A. Students will finish and submit their research projects for evaluation and feedback.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: History Of Health Sciences Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

HIST HL SC 205  The Science of A Historical Archive  (4 Units)  Spring  

Instructor(s): Aimee L Medeiros

Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval is required

Restrictions: Instructor approval is required

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

This course provides on overview of the archival science. Emphasis will be made on the theory and methodology of historical archival research. Coursework includes review of literature and leading group discussions of relevant technologies.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: History Of Health Sciences Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

HIST HL SC 213  Disability History  (4 Units)  Fall  

Instructor(s): Aimee L Medeiros

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

This course examines disability's presence in the past and its absence from the historiography. We will explore the development of disability as an administrative category as it relates to nation-building, medicine, international relations, and citizenship. We will also explore the history of disability as a lived-experience. Topics include: the history of the 'normal' body, the development of the Veteran's hospital system, and the relationship between reproductive rights and disability.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: History Of Health Sciences Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

HIST HL SC 215  Crafting the Dissertation Prospectus  (2 Units)  Spring  

Instructor(s): Brian DolanBrian Dolan also teaches: HIST HL SC 204A, HIST HL SC 204B, HIST HL SC 230

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

This course, based on a combination of lectures, seminar presentations, and archival investigation, guides students through the process of developing the dissertation prospectus. This document outlines and describes the dissertation topic, hypothesis, provides literary meta-analysis, describes archival sources to be investigated, and proposes the chapter organization. Students will provide peer-review critique of each prospectus.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: History Of Health Sciences Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

HIST HL SC 230  Qualifying Exam Research  (2 Units)  Spring  

Instructor(s): Brian DolanBrian Dolan also teaches: HIST HL SC 204A, HIST HL SC 204B, HIST HL SC 215

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

This four week course, consisting of independent study and written projects, is required for second year History of Health Sciences students to conduct specialty topic research that culminates in the oral exam.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: History Of Health Sciences Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

HIST HL SC 250  The Anatomy of an Archive  (4-5 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

Restrictions: none

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

This course provides on overview of the archival science, the emphasis will be made on the theory, methodology, and best practices of archival research, arrangement and description. Coursework includes review of literature and discussion of relevant technologies. Upon completion of this course, students will master comprehension of archival concepts, become familiar with the archival terminology, understand the principles, history, and theory of archives.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: History Of Health Sciences Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

HIST HL SC 297  Special Study  (1-4 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

Restrictions: none

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

Supervised independent study intended to provide directed reading in subject matter not covered in scheduled seminar offerings.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: History Of Health Sciences Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

HIST HL SC 299  Dissertation  (0 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): Advancement to candidacy and permission of the graduate advisor

Restrictions: Advancement to candidacy and permission of the graduate advisor

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

For graduate students engaged in writing the dissertation for the PhD degree.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: History Of Health Sciences Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes