HSTR 447

Seminar in the History of Disease and Public Health

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Explores the relationship of disease, medicine and society from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis on analysis of primary sources, advanced research strategies and collaborative work among students and instructor. Topics may include epidemic diseases and social responses, changes in medical/scientific technology, the relationship of religion and medicine and shifts in the social role of the medical professions.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 447, HIST 469 (if taken in the same topic).
  • May be taken more than once for credit in different topics with permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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