Health, Science, Medicine (HIST*6570) | College of Arts

Health, Science, Medicine (HIST*6570)

Code and section: HIST*6570*01

Term: Fall 2020

Instructor: Catherine Carstairs


AD-S Virtual:

This course will be taught online in a Synchronous format on the following scheduled day(s) and time(s):

W    2:30 pm - 5:20 pm

Course Synopsis:

This course will examine the history of health, science, and medicine. Topics may include the histories of mental illness, epidemic diseases, disability, public health, or alternative medicine. It will address expert and popular constructions of health, illness and science.

*Please note: This is a preliminary website description only. The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description. The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.


The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.