Mar 22, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 561 - History of Health and Healing in Africa

This course explores different African societies’ approaches to the ideas of personal and social health, healing, and medicine, and how these have changed over time. HIST 461 and HIST 561 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both.


Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define different categories of health and healing and connect these to distinct political, social, and medical practices
  • Analyze primary and secondary sources about the past, linking them to the individuals/schools of thought that produced them and their implications for our understanding of the past
  • Explain connections between different approaches to health and healing in both oral and written form
  • Identify why and how historical modes of evaluating health and healing have changed over time
  • Assess the role that the study of health, healing and medicine has played in the production of African history
  • Identify different patterns of interpretation and different methodologies used by scholars in assessing or explaining the role of health and healing in African history

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