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Native American Health: History, Sovereignty, Resistance
AMST 325
Spring 2017
Section: 01  

What are the major the health disparities, challenges, and developments facing Native Americans and their communities across the United States? This seminar provides a historical overview of topics in health and healthcare pertaining to Native Americans during the 19th-21st centuries. The course is organized thematically, providing an overview of changing sources of morbidity and mortality among Native peoples in the U.S. over the past two centuries and the policies and practices that have been undertaken to limit disease and improve health. Individual sessions focus on critical issues and episodes that shaped this historical development. Some sessions center on significant diseases or health issues, such as diabetes or mental health; other sessions examine public health and community initiatives, forms of resistance, or modes of strategic intervention, such as new health legislation, the development of community-controlled health services, or transnational alliance-building. Overall, the course is premised on the idea that health is a social and political condition as much as a scientific and medical one. It therefore seeks to understand changes and developments in the history of Native American health, healthcare, and health policy in the context of concomitant social and political changes and against a backdrop of settler colonialism in the U.S.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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