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This research seminar is a study of the comparative history of the rise of eugenics in the English-speaking world during the period from the 1860s to the 1930s. Through a close reading of primary and secondary sources, we will explore the interplay of eugenic ideas, institutions, and practices with contemporary scientific, political, ideological, cultural, demographic, and social developments. We will examine how diverse fields, including criminology, medicine, demography, anthropology, genetics, and public health, were animated by discussions of eugenic problems and solutions.


Course Information

  • Course Code: HPS4017H
  • Course Delivery: On Campus
  • Course Credits: 0.5 cc