This course will present concepts and misconceptions about the social construct of race and biological variation. It will be based on new research on how cultural and biological heritage are connected to disease that is presented through case studies of real world problems. In particular, this class will focus on whether or not the concept of race has any utility in diagnosing and treating illness. Students in this course will discuss the genetics of human diversity and how the illnesses affecting certain populations are a combination of nature (genetics, geography) and nurture (environment).
Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 1/3, 1/8, 1/10, 1/15, 1/17, 1/22, 1/24, 1/29, 1/31, 2/5, 2/7, 2/12