Week 2: Ecological & Biological Approaches

COURSE MATERIALS

  • Activity: Health Equity Quiz [complete]
  • Lecture: 2.1 Ecology and Adaptation [watch] [download]
  • PDF: McElroy – Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives [read]
  • Lecture: 2.2 Race and Medicine [watch] [download]
  • Clip: Eugenicist Movement In America [watch]
  • PDF: Puckrein – BiDil: From Another Vantage Point [read]
  • Clip: Race and the New Biocitizen [watch]

Select three of the following episodes to watch and read through the corresponding case studies linked here [link]

You might want to skim the case studies first to decide which episodes are most interesting to you.

  • Film: Unnatural Causes 1 – “In Sickness and in Wealth” [watch]
  • Film: Unnatural Causes 2 – “When the Bough Breaks” [watch]
  • Film: Unnatural Causes 3 – “Becoming American” [watch]
  • Film: Unnatural Causes 4 – “Bad Sugar” [watch]
  • Film: Unnatural Causes 5 – “Place Matters” [watch]
  • Film: Unnatural Causes 6 – “Collateral Damage” [watch]
  • Film: Unnatural Causes 7 – “Not Just a Paycheck” [watch]

ASSIGNMENTS

  • Reflection Post: W2 Reflection Prompt [link] – due 7/13
  • Activity Post: W2 Activity Prompt [link] – due 7/13
  • Comments: Due 7/15

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