21G.715 Topics in Medicine and Public Health in the Hispanic World


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Strengthens oral and written communication skills in Spanish by examining current topics in medicine and public health. Explores medical and health challenges in various Hispanic nations and among Spanish-speaking communities in the US. Topics include cultural narratives of illness, bioethical considerations of genetic research, women's reproductive rights, Cuba's export of healthcare workers, the ethical implications of medical decision-making, and euthanasia. Draws on sources from the humanities, social sciences and the arts that incorporate diverse perspectives on these issues. Focuses on the use of language in the construction of cultural metaphors and representations of illness and healing. Taught in Spanish. Limited to 18.

This class has 21G.704 as a prerequisite.

21G.715 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by M. San Martín.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 16-644.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

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