HIST 337: History, Ethics, Modernity

Instructor: Elizabeth MacGonagle

Day & Time:
Second Half

KU Core Goal 5.1
Category I/II
A boy saves a few books from the rubble of his home

History, Ethics, Modernity 

This course explores critical historical contexts for understanding social responsibility and modern ethical behavior. We will discuss the idea of “human dignity” and its implications for social behavior across time and space. Through an analysis of historical case studies, we will evaluate the role of conformity and non-conformity with ethical principles in defining the trajectories of broader historical processes. Students will also gain a humanistic perspective of health, science, and technology to interpret key issues related to global health and medical humanities. Assignments and discussions will assist students in improving their writing and communication skills.