Courses

Diverse course offerings

Our department is interested in the structure and development of the natural, social, and medical sciences, and how they intersect with science and society. We offer a diverse set of courses for undergraduates interested in the foundations of scientific knowledge, methods, and practices. You can investigate the rise of science and medicine from their origins to the present moment, while considering the social and intellectual impacts of science and medicine.

Featured Courses in HPSC:

From Sick Care to Health Care

The interdisciplinary course offers a critical analysis of the most essential aspects of medicine: its underlying conceptions of sickness and practices, diversity and equity failures, and its ultimate goals. The students will be exposed to a new paradigm that is meant to change what many today see as a harmful, costly, and ineffective reality, where reactive intervention occurs at critical stages rather than an ongoing prevention.

The Senses: Body, Brain, Environment

Examines how our senses afford interactions with the environment and create images in our minds. Covers the scientific and cultural history of research on the senses. Engages with the philosophical and empirical questions that arise from a broader perspective on perception.

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