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HIS 462 - Public Health and Society in Latin America


This course introduces students to major topics in public health history in Latin America including epidemic disease, eugenics, reproductive and maternal health, indigenous medicine, and mental illness. Emphasis on the complex relationship between Latin American society, medicine, and health policies/practices in 20th- century Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, and Peru.  Seminar-style course focuses on reading, discussion, research paper.

Counts as an upper-level elective in the History major and minor.
Counts as an upper-level elective in the Latin American Studies major and interdisciplinary minor.
Satisfies a requirement in the Public Health interdisciplinary minor.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.