Obesity has become a leading public health concern in the United States. How did this happen? And why is the obesity epidemic controversial? What does looking at the history and politics of the obesity epidemic reveal about broader issues of health and society throughout the twentieth-century United States? This course will illuminate these questions and more as we survey the trajectory of obesity since the beginning of the twentieth century.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x4500wd research project (60%), 1x750wd project draft (10%), 1x500wd research bibliography (10%), 1x250wd project proposal (5%), tutorial participation (15%)
12 credits points at 2000 level in the History major