Cross Listed Med Humanities Course Descriptions within Humanities

Term:

Fall Quarter (F19)

Dept/Description Course No., Title  Instructor
GEN&SEX (F19)110D  POLITICS HEALTH MEDTERRY, J.

This course will study sexual health as a terrain of contestation in modern America, beginning in the early years of the 20th century to the present, with ramifications for the policing of women’s bodies and those of the poor in the United States and for State and non-State development projects targeting populations in the global South. We will examine the involvement of religious actors, legislators and judges, physicians, social workers, teachers, and grassroots activists in making claims about what counts as sexual health and how it is to be achieved.  We will carry out this examination using tools of intersectional and transnational feminist analysis. Topics and key concepts will include: birth control technology, abstinence only education, abortion, eugenics, sexually transmitted diseases, assisted reproduction, harm reduction, medical apartheid, social determinants of health, feminist self-help politics, and transnational solidarity networks advocating feminist and queer sexual health.

If you have questions, contact Prof. Terry at jterry@uci.edu.
Days: MO WE  10:00-11:20 AM

HISTORY (F19)190  US HLTH INEQUALITYHIGHSMITH, A.

This course explores the history of public health inequities in the United States with a special emphasis on the twentieth century.  Employing insights, theories, and methodological tools from a variety of different academic disciplines, the class traces the complex and constantly evolving historical relationships among disease, health, and social inequality.  Lectures, readings, and other course materials will focus carefully on the ways in which societal inequities relative to race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation have led to persistent public health disparities.  What are the human costs of social inequality, and how have those costs changed over time and across space?  To what extent did public policies and programs designed to improve living standards and increase human longevity ultimately undermine Americans’ health?  How did the growth of consumer capitalism and the spatial reorganization of metropolitan areas transform the politics of health and wellness?  In what ways does an emphasis on the body as a site of historical inquiry change the narrative of modern American history?  These are the central questions driving this class.
Days: TU TH  12:30-03:20 PM

LIT JRN (F19)103  WRITING RACE IN USTOBAR, H.

This course aims to be a survey of nonfiction writing about race in the United States of America, from the 19th century to the present. We will examine how writers have tackled issues of racial inequality and discrimination, and constructed narratives centered on the lives of people of color in various nonfiction genres: journalism, investigative reporting, essays, criticism and memoirs. Readings will include works by W.E.B Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, Octavio Paz, Carey McWilliams, Luis Alberto Urrea, Ta-Nehisi Coates and others. As a final requirement, students will produce their own work of cultural criticism or reportage.
Days: TU TH  03:30-04:50 PM

Courses Offered by Med Humanities or other Schools at UCI

Fall Quarter (F19)

Dept Course No., Title   Instructor
MED HUM (F19)103H  HEALTH PSYCHOLOGYRINEHART, J.

PSY BEH 103H: Theory and research are considered as they contribute to an understanding of the role of psychological processes in health and illness. The distinction between prevention and treatment of illness is established, and a variety of psychosocial interventions are elaborated.

Prerequisite: PSY BEH 9 or PSY BEH 11C or PSYCH 7A or PSYCH 9C

Restriction: Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

MED HUM (F19)120A  ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGYLEWIS, J.

PSYCH 120A: Introduction to psychopathology and behavioral deviations, and the concepts of theories regarding these conditions.

Prerequisite: (PSYCH 7A or PSY BEH 9) or (PSYCH 9C or PSY BEH 11C)

Overlaps with PSY BEH 102C.

Restriction: Psychology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Cognitive Sciences Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

MED HUM (F19)183S  SOCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGYRO, A.

PSY BEH 183S: Overviews evidence linking environmental factors to mental and physical disorders including such variables as socioeconomic status, income inequality, work stress, job loss, social capital, location, and other demographic characteristics. Measurement and research design issues of both individual and aggregate levels.

Prerequisite: (PSY BEH 9 or PSY BEH 11C or PSYCH 7A or PSYCH 9C) and SOCECOL 10 and SOCECOL 13

Same as PUBHLTH 102.

Restriction: Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Public Health Sciences Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Public Health Policy Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

ANTHRO (F19)134A  MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGYFLETCHER, E.

Introduces students to cross-cultural perspectives and critical theories in anthropological studies of medicine. Special attention is given to diverse ways of understanding bodies, illnesses, and therapeutic practices in our changing world.

Same as CHC/LAT 178A.

(VIII)

ANTHRO (F19)134F  ANTHRO OF THE BODYO'ROURKE, S.

Examines human bodies as both biological and sociocultural entities and explores the relationship among mind, body, and society cross-culturally. Topics include embodiment; race, sex, gender, and the body; somatization; control of the body; commodified bodies; and hybrid/cyborg bodies.

ANTHRO (F19)134B  CULTURES OF BIOMEDFLETCHER, E.

An introduction to the anthropolobical study of biomedicine and biotechnology. Topics include medicalization, experimentation and discovery, diagnosis, expertise, health activism, and biotechnology.

CRM/LAW (F19)C160  FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGYSCURICH, N.

Forensic psychology is the interface between clinical psychology and the law. Emphasizes clinically relevant legal topics (insanity defense; competency to stand trial) and includes critical thinking about issues that arise when psychologists are involved in legal proceedings.

Prerequisite: PSY BEH 9 or PSY BEH 11B or PSY BEH 11C

Same as PSY BEH 161C.

INTL ST (F19)103A  GLOBAL HEALTH CASESGOLDSTEIN, R

No description is currently available.

INTL ST (F19)122  NUCLEAR ENVIRONMENTWHITELEY, J.

Understanding the impact of the nuclear age on the environment and human health through interrelated developments of nuclear power and nuclear weapons. The early years of weapon development, catastrophic environmental pollution, perils of nuclear power in the U.S. and Russia.

Same as SOCECOL E127, PUBHLTH 168.

SOCIOL (F19)159  SOCIAL INEQUALITY & HEALTHGOLDBERG, D.

Studies in selected areas of social institutions and culture. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Prerequisite: Prerequisites vary.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Sociology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

SOCIOL (F19)159  SOCIOLOGY OF MENTAL HEALTHSCHUSTER, T.

Studies in selected areas of social institutions and culture. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Prerequisite: Prerequisites vary.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Sociology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.

SOCIOL (F19)161  SOCIOLOGY OF SEX AND GENDERSTRINGS, S.

Explores complex processes contributing to social construction of gender and sexuality in the U.S. with focus on intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and class; evaluates how men and women are differentially constituted in family, education, work, politics, media, language.