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Last approved: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:24:33 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 20:54:01 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
American Studies (AMST)
Epidemics in American History
Epidemics in American History
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Vanessa Gamble
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The history of epidemics in the United States from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century. The development of medical and public health responses to epidemics, and their social, political, cultural, and economic impacts. Sources include primary documents, historical accounts, memoirs, fiction, and films.
1. To understand important issues, concepts, and themes in the history of epidemics in American history and to become familiar with scholarship on the topic. 2. To develop skills as a critical and analytical thinker who can present written and oral views in a clear and informed fashion. 3. To develop the ability to analyze contemporary issues in historical perspective. 4. To increase writing and research skills in medical history and to write a research paper on the history of epidemics.
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CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 1
CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 4
CCAS - GCR: Humanities
This course previously ran under AMST 5771W. As the university has ended the use of 5000 level courses, we needed to create a new number for it.
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