by Prof. Hangen - April 30th, 2014
For your last paper, please reflect on some or all of the following questions, in 500-700 words. It can be posted to the class journal like the others you’ve written for this course.
One of the course’s main learning outcomes was for you to “make sense of the complex system of health care and medical services delivery that we have in the United States… by breaking it down into constituent parts and understanding where, when and how each developed.” Do you feel you accomplished this? Why or why not?
In what areas (or topics or time periods) did you most strengthen your knowledge about health and sickness in past times?
What was most new/surprising/difficult for you in this class?
What scholarly tools (practices, techniques, strategies) did you develop this term to approach people, events and ideas of the past?
Which readings, class activities, or assignments contributed the most to your learning this term?
Which readings, class activities, or assignments did not contribute as much to your learning this term?
Below is a list of the topics/units for this course. Are there topics you think should be added to or dropped from the list?
History of Medicine since ancient times
Defining Disease over Time
Foucault’s “Medical gaze” concept
Social Healers in 18th century America
Health & Sickness in the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Social Impact of Epidemics (Smallpox as Case Study)
Health Care Reform
Specifically regarding this course as a hybrid class elective in the RN to BSN program, what advice do you have if it were to be offered again?