IC Honors Seminar Spotlight: Architecture of Health: Race, Place and Inequality

Professor Stewart Ayuash, Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education is teaching a seminar this semester for the third time on the place of intersectionality in the architecture of health! Learn more below:

health-inequalityPlease describe your seminar in one sentence. “We discuss how we think about health and illness from everywhere and every why from beginning to end and in between, or as much as time allows.”

Describe your classroom style in one sentence. “Tutorial: we read, we write, we present, and we discuss, we read again.”

What is one thing you hope students will take away from your seminar? “A larger understanding of health and illness, where they came from, why they mean different things to different people, and what we can do about them.”

What is one piece of advice you would give to students? Ideas have consequences.”  

Want to know more?: “This is the third time I am teaching this course. I think I finally figured it out. Thanks to my former students for the patience and endurance.”

Books for the course will likely come from this list (some, not all):

A. Verghese, My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story

T. Coats, Between the World and Me 

E. Biss, On Immunity: An Innoculation

G. Francis, Adventures of Being Human: A Grand Tour from the Cranium to the Calcaneum

C. Off, Bitter Chocolate: Investigating the Dark Side of the World’s Most Seductive Sweet

S. Johnson. The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic- How it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World

Check out the full list of seminars here and the whole list of spotlights here.