STS.049 The Long War Against Cancer


Class Info

Examines anticancer efforts as a critical area for the formation of contemporary biomedical explanations for health and disease. Begins with the premise that the most significant implications of these efforts extend far beyond the success or failure of individual cancer therapies. Considers developments in the epidemiology, therapy, and politics of cancer. Uses the history of cancer to connect the history of biology and medicine to larger social and cultural developments, including those in bioethics, race, gender, activism, markets, and governance.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.049 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by R. W. Scheffler.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 56-114.

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

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