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History of Health, Science, and the Environment

This minor explores the historical context of health, science and disease. Nature is within us and all around us. Human habitats—starting with our multi-species bodies—are only partly under human control. Inversely, the environment "out there" is deeply influenced by humans and their technologies. History provides extensive evidence for these trans-human relationships. This minor allows students to explore this multi-level interplay—from the molecular level to the planetary—in a variety of times and places.