Taught by: Dr. Aminda Smith – Using first-hand accounts, fiction, film, art, and artifacts, this class introduces students to the many ways people have understood sex, gender, sexuality, and the body, around the world and across time.
Taught by: Dr. Juan Javier Pescador
- This interdisciplinary class introduces students to the history, evolution and transformation of the film industry in the United States in the extended 20th century. From its humble origins in the penny arcades and nickelodeons in the 1900s to its ultimate consolidation as a leading sector in the global entertainment industry, American cinema will be analyzed not only within the history of film-making but also in connection with the processes through which films shaped and were shaped by the social and economic circumstances of the time. This course offers a cultural and social analysis of film-making and movie-going.
Taught by: Dr. John Waller
– This course traces the changes in medical theory and practice that have transformed health care over the past four centuries. It charts the decline in magical beliefs, the growth in scientific rationalism, the emergence of hospital medicine, the advent of the germ theory of disease, the rise of laboratory diagnostics and the establishment of a medical profession. It also examines the relationship between orthodox and complementary medicine, the roots of managed care, and the health of modern Americans.