May 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

HIST150 HM - Technology and Medicine

Credit(s): 3

Instructor(s): Hamilton

Description: This course explores the increasingly technological nature of medicine in the 19th and 20th centuries, investigating the impact of new technologies on diagnostic practices, categories of disease, doctors’ professional identities, and patients’ understanding of their own bodies. Technologies studied include the stethoscope, electrotherapy devices, X-rays, ultrasound, and MRI.

HSA Course Area(s): History; Science, Technology, & Society
HSA Writing Intensive: Yes