New Winter Course

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Gender with Dr. Virginia Rangos

This course explores how the experiences of reproduction and sexuality have become medicalized, and how people have grappled with these experiences throughout human history in the context of biological sciences, political regulation, and pop culture.

New Winter Course

Death and Dying with Dr. Alex Tate

Death happens to everyone. However, dying is as much a social process as an individual one. This new Winter 2023 course taught by Dr. Alex Tate will explore the  factors that shape death and dying, from cultural practice to  current policies and debates surrounding end-of-life care and aid-in-dying.

Health and Society Minor

Health and Society Minor

Health and Society courses explore the processes that shape individual and population health in their social, material and physical contexts. Disability, psychiatric disorders, ideals of well-being, and models of medical intervention vary between cultural settings and across history. To understand health in its broader contexts, the minor encompasses a range of disciplines and methods, and differential emphases on theory, practice and policy implications.