Courses

The following is a list of courses offered at Duke in the past several years that may appeal to students with interests in the health humanities and/or disability studies. These courses are not at present unified by a formal curricular pathway. The list is organized alphabetically by department, starting with undergraduate offerings. Many courses are crosslisted in multiple disciplines, in which case they are housed under the instructor’s home discipline with crosslisted disciplines listed at the end. Compiled by Marion Quirici and Jules Odendahl-James.

 

Fall 2021 Duke Immerse Cluster: Pandemics, Health, and Power

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

TRINITY COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

 

African and African American Studies

AAAS 261D: Race Genomics & Society | Charmaine Royal crosslisted with Biology, Cultural Anthropology, the Science and Society FOCUS cluster, Global Health, Visual Media Studies, and the Human Rights certificate

 

Arts of the Moving Image

AMI 315S: Environmental Issues and the Documentary Arts | Miguel Rojas Sotelo crosslisted with Documentary Studies, Environmental Sciences and Policy, and Visual and Media Studies

 

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

AMES 290S: Asian American Gender & Sexuality | Ryanson Ku crosslisted with English; Sociology; Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; and Literature

AMES 410S: Trauma and Space in Asia | Nayoung Aimee Kwon crosslisted with Arts of the Moving Image; Cultural Anthropology; and International Comparative Studies

 

Biology

BIO 153: Climate, Coffee, and Coronavirus: Why Ecology Matters to Human Health | Julie Reynolds crosslisted with Environmental Sciences and Global Health

BIO 209S: The Ecology of Human Health | Julie Reynolds

 

Brain Sciences

NEURO 245A: The Cultured Brain: Neuroscience of Perception and Action | Leonard White and Elizabeth Johnson

NEURO 288S: Music as Biology | Dale Purves crosslisted with Music and Psychology

 

Classical Studies

CLST 89S: Ancient Mind | Maurizio Forte crosslisted with Art History; Ethics; and Neuroscience

CLST 364: Ancient Science and Technology | Kyle Jazwa crosslisted with History

 

Cultural Anthropology

CULANTH 225: Stimulants and Society | Christine Folch

CULANTH 341: Life and Death | Anne Allison crosslisted with Global Health, International Comparative Studies, and Sociology

CULANTH 424: Medical Anthropology | Allan Burns, Harris Solomon, or Katya Wesolowski crosslisted with Global Health and International Comparative Studies

CULANTH 481: Living, Dying, Healing in Russia | Jehanne Gheith crosslisted with Global Health and Russian

 

Dance

DANCE 215S: Performing Sexual Health | Keval Kaur Khalsa Service-learning; crosslisted with Global Health and Theater Studies

DANCE 371: Artists in Healthcare: Collaborations and Complexities | Sarah Wilbur Service-learning; crosslisted with Visual and Media Studies, Music, and Theater Studies

DANCE 377S: Dance Science: An Evolutionary Approach | Blythe Williams crosslisted with Evolutionary Anthropology

DANCE 390S: Artistic Collaboration as Social Action | Barbara Dickinson crosslisted with Education; Art, Art History, and Visual Studies; Music; Theater Studies; the Human Rights Certificate; and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate

 

Education

EDUC 275S: Leadership & Landscape of Healthcare | Devdutta Sangvai

EDUC 277S: Medical Ethics, Aging, and End of Life Care in the US | Jehanne Gheith crosslisted with Ethics, Global Health, Public Policy, Russian, the Human Rights certificate, and the Science and Society FOCUS cluster.

 

English

ENGL 290S-2: Biology and Nineteenth-Century Literature | Phillip Stillman

ENGL 386: Science Fiction Film | Claire Ravenscroft crosslisted with Art History

ENGL 390S: Single Author: William Carlos Williams | Nathaniel Mackey

ENGL 490: Environment in Literature, Law, and Science | Priscilla Wald, Daniel Richter, and Saskia Cornes crosslisted with Documentary Studies; History; Public Policy; and Science & Society

 

Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

GSF 278: Sex/Gender Nature/Nurture | Ara Wilson and Christina Williams crosslisted with Psychology, Neuroscience, Sexuality Studies, and Cultural Anthropology

GSF 346S: Race, Gender, and Sexuality | Patrice Douglass crosslisted with African and African American Studies and Sexuality Studies

 

Global Health

GLHLTH 188FS: Global Health Communication | Neil Prose

GLHLTH 210: Global Health Ethics | Jeffrey Moe crosslisted with Public Policy and International Comparative Studies

GLHLTH 212: Gender and Global Health | Melissa Watt crosslisted with Sociology

GLHLTH 215: Global Reproductive Health | Megan Huchko

GLHLTH 220S: Anthropology and Global Health | Harris Solomon

GLHLTH 241: Global Bioethics | Gopal Sreenivasan

GLHLTH 248S: Ethical Dimensions of Environmental Policy | David Toole crosslisted with Ethics

GLHLTH 290s: Special Topics in Global Health: the Global History of HIV/AIDS | Robert Franco crosslisted with History; Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; Sexuality Studies; Public Policy; and International Comparative Studies

GLHLTH 302: Global Narratives of Living with HIV/AIDS | Kearsley Stewart crosslisted with International Comparative Studies and the Human Rights certificate

GLHLTH 302: Global Narratives of Illness and Disability | Kearsley Stewart

GLHLTH 340: Social Determinants of US Health Disparities | Jen’nan Read crosslisted with Sociology

GLHLTH 341: Ethics of Infectious Disease | Kearsley Stewart crosslisted with International Comparative Studies; Sociology; and the Human Rights certificate

GLHLTH 345S: Organized Compassion: Global Health as Moral Enterprise | David Toole

 

History

HIST124: History of the Present | James Chappel crosslisted with Public Policy

HIST 113: Introduction to the History of Medicine | Justin Barr crosslisted with Global Health

HIST 185S: Disease in the Premodern World | Jehangir Malegam

HIST 205: Health and Healing in Africa | Janet Ewald

HIST 235: Drugs, Chemicals, and Health: Histories of Substances in Economies, Environments, and Bodies | Evan Hepler-Smith crosslisted with Global Health and International Comparative Studies

HIST 239: History of Chinese Medicine | Nicole Barnes crosslisted with Global Health and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

HIST 260: Magic, Religion, and Science since 1400 | Thomas Robisheaux crosslisted with Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Science and Society FOCUS cluster

HIST 272: Genocide and Human Rights | James Chappel crosslisted with Public Policy

HIST 390S: Comparative Disability History | Ashley Elrod crosslisted with Global Health; Public Policy; and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

HIST 390S: Racism in American Psychiatry | Mab Segrest crosslisted with Sociology, African & African-American Studies, and Global Health

HIST 402: History of Global Health | Nicole Barnes or Margaret Humphreys crosslisted with Global Health

HIST 410S: History of Death | James Chappel crosslisted with the Human Rights certificate

HIST 488S: Capstone: Research in Human Rights | James Chappel crosslisted with Cultural Anthropology, Environmental Sciences and Policy, and the Human Rights Certificate

 

Interdisciplinary Studies

INTERDIS 403C: Narrative Medicine for Medical Learners | John Vaughn

 

International Comparative Studies

ICS 237: Drugs, Chemicals, and Health: Histories of Substances in Economies, Environments, and Bodies | James Chappel, Evan Heppler-Smith, or James Nealy

ICS 283S: Death, Burial, and Justice in the Americas | Adam Rosenblatt crosslisted with African and African American Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Latin American Studies, and the Human Rights Certificate

 

Literature

LIT 278S: Literatures and Films of Pandemic | Jehanne Gheith crosslisted with English, Russian, Global Health, and International Comparative Studies

LIT 350: Brains Everywhere | Antonio Viego crosslisted with Romance Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; Latino/a Studies of the Global South; and Neuroscience

LIT 390S: Breakdown: Madness, Self, Fiction | Cate Reilly crosslisted with English; Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; Russian; and Slavic and Eurasian Studies

LIT 390S: Life Stories: Literature and Personhood | Cate Reilly

LIT 390S: Bad Behavior | Nima Bassiri crosslisted with International Comparative Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; and Sociology

 

Philosophy

PHIL 218: Philosophical Issues in Medical Ethics | Jennifer Hawkins

PHIL 220: Philosophical Perspectives on Disability | Jennifer Hawkins

PHIL 353: Neuroethics | Scott Huettel

 

Psychology and Neuroscience

PSY 89S: Beyond Reason and Empathy | Robert Thompson

PSY 323: Fundamentals of Global Mental Health | Eve Puffer crosslisted with Global Health and Cultural Anthropology

 

Public Policy

PUBPOL 283: Ethics in an Unjust World | Adam Hollowell crosslisted with African and African American Studies and the Civic Engagement and Social Change Certificate

 

Religious Studies

RELI 285S: Religion and Technology: Uncanny Machines and Spiritual Inventions | Torang Asadi

 

Romance Studies

SPANISH 204: Advanced Intermediate Spanish | Eileen Anderson

SPANISH 306: Health, Culture, and the Latino Community | Liliana Paredes or Joan Clifford Service-learning; crosslisted with Global Health; Latino/a Studies in the Global South; and Cultural Anthropology

SPANISH 313: Bridging Cultures | Bethzaida Fernandez Service-learning

FRENCH 325S: Global Displacement: Voix Francophones | Deborah Reisinger crosslisted with International Comparative Studies; Global Health; and the Human Rights Certificate

FRENCH 481: Flaubert’s Brain: Neurohumanities | Deborah Jenson crosslisted with Literature and NeuroscienceROMST 242A: The Creative Brain: Literature, Arts, and Cognition | Deborah Jenson crosslisted with Neuroscience

ROMST 390: Storytelling in Medicine as a Form of Theological Witness | Deborah Jenson and Ray Barfield crosslisted with Literature, Global Health, and Duke Divinity’s Christian Ethics

ROMST 390S: Pandemic Humanties | Deborah Jenson crosslisted with Global Health and Literature

ROMST 395T: Romance Studies Health Humanities Lab Tutorial | Deborah Jenson

 

Sociology

SOC 220: Causes of Crime | Jenifer Hamil Luker

SOC 222: Inequalities in the US Criminal Justice System | Jenifer Hamil Luker

SOC 250: Medical Sociology | Tyson Brown

SOC 257: From Madness to Mental Disorders: Sociology of Mental Health | Jenifer Hamil Luker crosslisted with Global Health

SOC 265: Drug Use and Abuse: Getting High in the United States | Jenifer Hamil Luker

SOC 264: Death and Dying | Deborah Gold

 

Theater Studies

SCISOC 198FS: Performing Science: Experimentation, Collaboration and Artistry | Jules Odendahl-James Science and Society FOCUS cluster

THEATRST 290S: Creating Arts Access for Persons with Disabilities | Dan Ellison Service-learning

THEATRST 310S: Introduction to Nonprofit Cultural Institutions | Dan Ellison Service-learning

THEATRST 311S: Legal Issues for the Performing Arts | Dan Ellison

THEATRST 390S: Medical Stories on Stage | Jules Odendahl-James crosslisted with English and Global Health

THEATRST 390S: Disability and Performance | Ryan Donovan crosslisted with Dance and Visual and Media Studies

 

Visual and Media Studies

VMS 204S: Medicine and the Vision of Documentary Photography | John Moses crosslisted with Art, Art History, and Visual Studies; Documentary Studies; and Public Policy

VMS 206: Medicine and Documentary Photography | John Moses Service-learning; crosslisted with Public Policy; Documentary Studies; and Art, Art History, and Visual Studies

VMS 346S: Visual Cultures of Medicine | Mark Olson

VMS 346S: Visual Cultures of Medicine: Disability Visibility | Jules Odendahl-James crosslisted with Information Science and Studies

 

Writing

WR 89S: Composing Oneself: Stress, Identity, and Wellness | Denise Comer crosslisted with Ethics

WR 101: Disability and Democracy | Marion Quirici

WR 101: Disability and Representation | Marion Quirici

WR 101: Neurodiversity, Narrative, Activism | Marion Quirici

WR 101: Literature and Medicine | Marion Quirici

WR 101: Modernism and Madness | Marion Quirici

WR 101: Absent yet Present: Disability in US History | Ashley Elrod

WR 101: Performing Disability | Michael Accinno

WR 101: Doc Tales: Medical Narrators in History | Seth LeJaq

WR 101: Preventing Pandemics | Miranda Welsh

WR 390S: Lives that Matter: Race, Disability, and the Ethics of Care/Work | Marion Quirici crosslisted with Public Policy, Global Health, Ethics, and the Human Rights Certificate. Part of the Pandemics, Health, and Power Immerse cluster.

 

PRATT SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

EGR101L: Engineering Design and Communication | Kevin Caves

 

Biomedical Engineering

BME 460L: Devices for People with Disabilities | Kevin Caves Service-learning

 

 

GRADUATE COURSES

 

Art, Art History, and Visual Studies

ARTHIST 555S: Art and the Holocaust | Paul Jaskot

ARTHIST 557S: Trauma in Art, Literature, Film, and Visual Culture | Kristine Stiles crosslisted with Visual and Media Studies

 

Bioethics

BIOETHIC 510S: Science and the Media: Narrative Writing about Science, Health and Policy | Misha Angrist

PHIL 692S: Bioethics | Jennifer Hawkins

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy

PT 615: Professional Communication I | Elizabeth Ross

PT 702: Professional Communication II | Elizabeth Ross

PT 712: Health Policy and Health System Design | Michel Landry

PT 722: Management of Health Care Delivery | Michel Landry

 

Divinity School

XTIANETH 761: The Healing Arts: Illness, Suffering, and the Witness of the Church | Ray Barfield with Rich Payne and Sarah Barton

NEWTEST 771: New Testament Bodies | Brittany Wilson

XTIANETH 807: Theological Bioethics | Farr Curlin and Brett McCarty

NEWTEST 813: Paul and the Person | Susan Eastman

XTIANETH 890-09: Theology and Disability | Stanley Hauerwas and Sarah Barton

 

Global Health

GLHLTH 660: Global Mental Health | Eric Green crosslisted with Psychology and Cultural Anthropology

 

History

HIST 511S: The Margins of Justice: Law and Social Minorities in the Middle Ages | Jehangir Malegam

 

Literature

LIT 590s: History of Mental Illness | Nima Bassiri crosslisted with History and Neuroscience

LIT 850S: Cruelty and Exploitation: Reading Freudo-Marxism  | Cate Reilly

 

Mechanical Engineering

ME 555: Autonomous Systems Engineering | Victoria Nneji crosslisted with Electrical and Computer Engineering and Engineering Management

 

Psychology and Neuroscience

PSY 500: Cinema of Psychopathology | Ahmad Hariri

PSY 754: Clinical Psychological Cognitive Assessment | Terrie Moffitt

 

Public Policy

PUBPOL 645S: Global Inequality Research Seminar | Adam Hollowell crosslisted with African and African American Studies, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, and Human Rights