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Health and Society in Africa


Histories of health, healing, and disease control in Africa from c. 1500 to the present.  Explores the ways African people and states have conceived of and responded to relationships between human and natural environment, between individual and collective well-being, and between bodily and social health.

Satisfies a major requirement in History.
Satisfies a major requirement in Africana Studies.
Satisfies an interdisciplinary minor requirement in Medical Humanities.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Historical Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies history distribution requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.