Undergraduate Courses

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The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found on the Student Information Services (SIS) website.

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Rise of Modern Science
AS.140.302 (01)

Survey of major scientific developments from the eighteenth-century Age of Enlightenment to the Cold War era of Big Science.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Mercelis, Joris Hans Angele
  • Room: Shaffer 304
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Freshman Seminar: Johns Hopkins Medicine
AS.140.129 (01)

Johns Hopkins medicine has set the standards since the late 19th c. Learn how Hopkins reinvented medical education, public health, and hospital care and meet the people behind the famous names.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Leslie, Stuart W
  • Room: Gilman 300
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Art, Medicine, and the Body: Middle Ages to Modernity
AS.010.235 (01)

This course explores seven centuries of fruitful collaboration between physicians and artists, uncovering the shared discourses, diagnostic techniques and therapeutic agendas that united the art of picture-making with the art of healing. Topics include the origin and development of medical illustration; the long, cross-cultural history of the therapeutic artefact; the anatomical investigations of Renaissance artists such as Leonardo and Michelangelo; depictions of bodily pain and disease in the art of Matthias Grünewald and psychosomatic syndromes like melancholy in the work of Albrecht Dürer; the spectacularization of the body in Enlightenment science and the ethics of medical specimen display today -- all in order to bring the complex intersections of the history of medicine and the history of art into view.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Merback, Mitchell
  • Room: Gilman 177
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): HART-RENBAR, MSCH-HUM

The Rise and the Fall of the Modern City: An Environmental History Perspective
AS.100.318 (01)

This course explores how environmental history analyzes the transformations of cities in the West from 1750 to the early 2000s. An emphasis will be placed on historiographical debates and concepts, but also on agency and relations of power. The course also analyze how the environment is a construct, a production of discourses, representations, and debates.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: de Font-Reaulx, Constance Marie Anne
  • Room: Bloomberg 276
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US, HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR

History of Modern Medicine
AS.140.106 (02)

The history of Western medicine from the Enlightenment to the present, with emphasis on ideas, science, practices, practitioners, and institutions, and the relationship of these to the broad social context.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: O'brien, Elizabeth
  • Room: Shaffer 303
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

History of Modern Medicine
AS.140.106 (03)

The history of Western medicine from the Enlightenment to the present, with emphasis on ideas, science, practices, practitioners, and institutions, and the relationship of these to the broad social context.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: O'brien, Elizabeth
  • Room: Shaffer 303
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Freshman Seminar: Johns Hopkins Medicine
AS.140.129 (02)

Johns Hopkins medicine has set the standards since the late 19th c. Learn how Hopkins reinvented medical education, public health, and hospital care and meet the people behind the famous names.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Leslie, Stuart W
  • Room: Gilman 300
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Technology and Environment in Japanese Films and Anime
AS.140.198 (01)

In the course of the semester we will watch Japanese films and animation that touch upon topics of technology and environment. The list of screenings includes several blockbusters, classics in film studies, and documentaries. The course is a companion course to 140.398 “Godzilla and Fukushima,” but is also open to anyone interested. Students who do not take 140.398 will be required to write a short review paper by the end of the semester.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 6:00PM - 8:30PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Frumer, Yulia
  • Room: Gilman 50
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/40
  • PosTag(s): ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MAJOR

Rise of Modern Science
AS.140.302 (02)

Survey of major scientific developments from the eighteenth-century Age of Enlightenment to the Cold War era of Big Science.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Mercelis, Joris Hans Angele
  • Room: Shaffer 304
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Rise of Modern Science
AS.140.302 (03)

Survey of major scientific developments from the eighteenth-century Age of Enlightenment to the Cold War era of Big Science.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Mercelis, Joris Hans Angele
  • Room: Shaffer 304
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

History of Modern Medicine
AS.140.106 (01)

The history of Western medicine from the Enlightenment to the present, with emphasis on ideas, science, practices, practitioners, and institutions, and the relationship of these to the broad social context.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: O'brien, Elizabeth
  • Room: Shaffer 303
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

History of Modern Medicine
AS.140.106 (04)

The history of Western medicine from the Enlightenment to the present, with emphasis on ideas, science, practices, practitioners, and institutions, and the relationship of these to the broad social context.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: O'brien, Elizabeth
  • Room: Shaffer 303
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

History of Chinese Medicine
AS.140.346 (01)

Students will study the most recent anthropological, philosophical, and historical scholarship on medicine in traditional and modern Chinese society. They will approach the topic from several angles including medical pluralism, the range of healers, domestic and literate medicine, gender, emergence of new disciplines, public health and the history of disease. The course relies on secondary sources and primary sources in English translation. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Hanson, Marta
  • Room: Gilman 186
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Interpreting Hopkins as Historic Site
AS.389.275 (01)

This hands-on course explores interpretive strategies for historic sites and culminates in the production of original, research-based, outdoor interpretive exhibits on the Homewood Campus.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P
  • Room: Hackerman 320
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/12
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-PRAC, ARCH-RELATE

The City Course: Disciplinary Perspectives on Urban Life and Form
AS.140.364 (01)

This course aims, first, at enlarging our understanding of cities by looking at them from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and, secondly, at examining the distinctive ways of thinking associated with disciplines from engineering, the sciences and medicine to anthropology, sociology, economics, archaeology, history and literature. Baltimore and cities from around the world will provide resource material. Lectures, discussions, term projects.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Crenson, Matthew A, Kargon, Robert H
  • Room: Gilman 55
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Plagues, Power, and Social Control
AS.230.306 (01)

While developments in biomedicine and health care have led to the eradication, cure and management of many human health problems, disease, illness and health have also been the focus for aggressive social controls and population management. The technologies and practices of disease control and health management have been foundational to some of the most aggressive structures of oppression in recent history such as the Jewish Ghetto, the Concentration Camp, the South African Township and techniques of segregation. This course seeks to explore how epidemics and disease control are linked to larger questions of power, state craft and international dynamics. This course asks how have outbreaks of infectious disease shaped social and political action? How do societies respond to outbreaks and why? What do epidemic moments tell us about global structures of power and the dynamics of control? Drawing on historical cases including plague during the European Renaissance and before, the HIV/AIDS Pandemic and the West African Ebola Outbreak of 2013-2016, this course will introduce students to the history and practices of disease control as well as important theoretical perspectives by which to understand the sociological and historical effects of disease and the responses to them. Students will engage sociological concepts such as biopolitics, social construction of disease and illness and biosecurity and produce a final research paper examining the outcomes and responses to an epidemic event to show mastery of the topics covered in the course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: White, Alexandre Ilani Rein
  • Room: Shaffer 304
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-IR, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

Godzilla and Fukushima: Japanese Environment in History and Films
AS.140.398 (01)

Japan is often described as “nature-loving,” and is considered to be one of world leaders in environmental protection policies. Yet current environmental successes come on the heels of numerous environmental disasters that plagued Japan in the past centuries. Juxtaposing Japanese environmental history and its reflection in popular media, the course will explore the intersection between technology, environment, and culture. Students are encouraged to enroll in AS.140.198, “Technology and Environment in Japanese Films and Anime” (1 credit) to attend movie screenings accompanying the course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Frumer, Yulia
  • Room: Hodson 301
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR

Research Seminar
AS.140.412 (01)

Departmental Majors Writing a Senior Thesis Only

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Mercelis, Joris Hans Angele
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.140.302 (01)Rise of Modern ScienceMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMMercelis, Joris Hans AngeleShaffer 304GECS-SOCSCI
AS.140.129 (01)Freshman Seminar: Johns Hopkins MedicineMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMLeslie, Stuart WGilman 300
AS.010.235 (01)Art, Medicine, and the Body: Middle Ages to ModernityTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMMerback, MitchellGilman 177HART-RENBAR, MSCH-HUM
AS.100.318 (01)The Rise and the Fall of the Modern City: An Environmental History PerspectiveTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMde Font-Reaulx, Constance Marie AnneBloomberg 276HIST-US, HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR
AS.140.106 (02)History of Modern MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMO'brien, ElizabethShaffer 303
AS.140.106 (03)History of Modern MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMO'brien, ElizabethShaffer 303
AS.140.129 (02)Freshman Seminar: Johns Hopkins MedicineWF 1:30PM - 2:45PMLeslie, Stuart WGilman 300
AS.140.198 (01)Technology and Environment in Japanese Films and AnimeM 6:00PM - 8:30PM ScreeningsFrumer, YuliaGilman 50ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MAJOR
AS.140.302 (02)Rise of Modern ScienceMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMMercelis, Joris Hans AngeleShaffer 304GECS-SOCSCI
AS.140.302 (03)Rise of Modern ScienceMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMMercelis, Joris Hans AngeleShaffer 304GECS-SOCSCI
AS.140.106 (01)History of Modern MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMO'brien, ElizabethShaffer 303
AS.140.106 (04)History of Modern MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMO'brien, ElizabethShaffer 303
AS.140.346 (01)History of Chinese MedicineMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AMHanson, MartaGilman 186
AS.389.275 (01)Interpreting Hopkins as Historic SiteT 1:30PM - 4:00PMKingsley, Jennifer PHackerman 320PMUS-PRAC, ARCH-RELATE
AS.140.364 (01)The City Course: Disciplinary Perspectives on Urban Life and FormTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMCrenson, Matthew A, Kargon, Robert HGilman 55
AS.230.306 (01)Plagues, Power, and Social ControlT 3:00PM - 5:30PMWhite, Alexandre Ilani ReinShaffer 304INST-IR, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.140.398 (01)Godzilla and Fukushima: Japanese Environment in History and FilmsM 3:00PM - 5:30PMFrumer, YuliaHodson 301INST-GLOBAL, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR
AS.140.412 (01)Research SeminarMercelis, Joris Hans Angele