The Nature and Nurture of Health and Disease

Jane Kring
Meeting Days/Times: 
Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

How do our genetic makeup (nature) and social influences (nurture) contribute to our happiness and health? What are the multiple causes of illnesses like diabetes and depression? How are they treated and why? This course will develop your understanding of illness and its biological and environmental contributing factors. Critical analysis and research skills will be practiced through readings and discussions on disease and well-being from a variety of sources and perspectives. We will also explore how to measure and enhance the happiness and health of others.