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2260. Science, Medicine, and Race

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SOCI 1001.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to science, medicine, and the construct of race. Employs a variety of scholarly literatures but centers on the social constructionist approach to race. Topics may include colonialism, eugenics, and Darwinism; notions of biology and species; the causes and consequences of health inequities across the color-line; genetic and genomic research; and DNA and ancestry testing.