Fall 2016 HURC Courses
MAPS: HISTORIES, THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF CARTOGRAPHY
HURC 238 (Section 1)
Instructor: Adelusi-Adeluyi, Ademide
This course uses cartography as a lens for understanding historical change. It will introduce students to the use of maps as sources of historical information, by examining the relationship between cartography and empire, cartographies of travel, and narratives of inscribing power and resistance in space. (View Registrar Listing)
SPACE-TIME OVER SPACE AND TIME: ANCIENT, IMAGINARY, AND DIGITAL CHRONOTOPES
HURC 238 (Section 2)
Instructor: Iverson, Shannon D.
Using theory and cases from several disciplines, this course will compare stories, theories, art, and maps from across the globe and throughout time to examine the experience of space-time in ancient, imaginary, and digital worlds. (View Registrar Listing)
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL HUMANITIES
Instructor: Ostherr, Kirsten A.
Examines the history of medicine, concepts of disease vs illness, narrative medicine, health disparities, religion, spirituality, and the role of science and technology on the practices of healthcare. Students will develop skills in close reading, interpretation, historical contextualization, critical thinking. This course is required for the minor in Medical Humanities. (View Registrar Listing)
HEALTH AND HUMANITIES MASTER CLASS
Instructor: Bailar, Melissa A.
Faculty from Rice University, University of Texas School of Public health, and University of Houston, as well as practitioners in the Texas Medical Center, will lead class discussions on different aspects of the health industry today. The class will meet Tuesday evenings at the McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science and at Rice Thursdays at noon. Students will read essays, case studies, and fiction or watch films to prepare for each discussion. (View Registrar Listing)
THE HUMANITIES OF CARE & END OF LIFE
HURC 361/RELI 361
Instructor: Brennan, Marcia G.
Pairing the perspectives of medicine, bioethics, and the medical humanities with thematic case studies in art, literature, cinema, and visual culture, the class examines the humanities of care and the end of life. (View Registrar Listing)
HRC PRACTICUM IN CULTURAL HERITAGE
Instructor: Mulligan, John C.
This research-based course is conducted in partnership with cultural heritage institutions in Houston. Qualified and advanced students work 10 hours/week on site with curators, artists, archivists, center directors, and others to develop projects in specific research areas. Students meet regularly with instructor to discuss research and to present work at an end of semester symposium. Repeatable for Credit. (View Registrar Listing)
HRC PRACTICUM IN HEALTH HUMANITIES
Instructor: Mulligan, John C.
This research-based course is conducted in partnership with health institutions in Houston. Qualified and advanced students work 10 hours/week on site with health professionals, archivists, center directors, and others to develop projects in specific research areas. Students meet regularly with instructor to discuss research and to present work at an end of semester symposium. Repeatable for Credit. (View Registrar Listing)
MELLON SEMINARS: SEX OF THE SPIRIT
Instructor: Hall, Randal L.
An advanced graduate seminar treating the history of religions and human sexualities within American culture from the colonial period to the present, with a special focus on how sexuality functions as both a focus of religious experience and expression and the privileged object of moral discipline and institutional anxiety. Repeatable for Credit. (View Registrar Listing)
Instructor: El-Dahdah, Fares; Bailar, Melissa A.
Year long intellectual inquiry during which faculty and grad students develop, present, and discuss original scholarship that explores aspects of the seminar's annual topic. Repeatable for Credit. (View Registrar Listing)