Courses Details

PUBHLTH320: The History of Racism in the U.S. Healthcare System

  • Undergraduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Lewis Morgenstern (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This class will trace the history of the U.S. healthcare system from post-civil war to the present, and how racism shaped an unfair system. The history is troubling and continues today with efforts to repeal the ACA, and to continue as a country that does not offer universal healthcare.
  • Learning Objectives: Students taking this course are expected to learn about: 1. The social and economic factors resulting from racism that affect healthcare organization in the U.S. 2. The history of the post-civil war U.S. healthcare system and racial influences on its organization. 3. The effects of a racist healthcare system on the health of U.S. citizens.
  • Syllabus for PUBHLTH320
Lewis Morgenstern