This course meets the STS general education requirement:
Science and Technology in Society:
Demonstrate an understanding of issues created by the complex interactions among science, technology, and society.
You can use the paper you write for this course (or one
of your exams) as your STS ePortfolio artifact. You
might want to write in your rationale statement that your
paper shows the interactions among science, technology and
society because medicine is both a science and a technology.
Blog: You may set up your blog using the
system of your choice. We recommend Blogger (http://www.clemson.edu/ccit/learning_tech/computer_training/google_apps/google_blogger/index.html)
or Wordpress (http://wordpress.com/).
By the second class meeting, you should send the address of
your blog to Prof. Mack at email@example.com.
You should use your blog to:
graded on how many done out of 15 averaged with an
overall quality grade (B for interesting, A for very
This includes representing someone else's work as your own or handing in the same paper to two different courses without permission of the instructors. Be careful to avoid plagiarism--text you take from a web site, from a book, or from the online class notes must be either quoted with the source given or restated almost entirely in your own words, with the source given. Note that the catalog defines as one form of academic dishonesty: "Plagiarism, which includes the intentional or unintentional copying of language, structure, or ideas of another and attributing the work to one’s own efforts." Note the word unintentional--if you forget to put quote marks or a reference you can be found guilty of academic dishonesty even if it was not your intention to cheat.
It is cheating to cut and paste or otherwise copy
portions of a argument paper, exam, or discussion board
posting from a book, web site, or from the online class
notes, even if you change a few words, unless you quote and
give the source. It is poor writing for more than
about 20% of your paper to consist of quotes. In most
cases when you use specific material from any source you
should paraphrase: cite the source and put the ideas into you own
words (generally no more than 5 consecutive words
should match the source but if the words are mostly the same
it could still be plagiarism even if there aren't 5
Humphreys, Marrow of
Tragedy: The Health Crisis of the American Civil
Joel D. Howell, Technology in the Hospital: Transforming Patient Care in the Early Twentieth Century
Watch the syllabus for additional online readings. Some of these may require you to be logged into the Clemson network to access journal articles. If you are away from campus, you can start from the library page and find the article or log into Novell using a Virtual Personal Network (VPN), which creates the appearance your computer is on the campus network. Clemson now has a page that will automatically set up your VPN: http://cuvpn.clemson.edu
Jan. 8 Introduction
Jan. 29 Impact of the War. Read before class Humphreys ch. 7-afterword
Feb. 5 Technology
Transforming Medicine. Read before class: Howell chs.
1-2. In-class speaker: Roger Grant (2:30)
Feb. 12 The Rise of the
Hospital. Read before class: Howell chs. 3-5.
In-class speaker: Shan Jiang (3:30)
Feb. 19 Technology
Ascendant. Read before class: Howell chs. 6-8
Feb. 26 The New Deal and WWII, Hoffman chs. 1-5. In-class speaker: Kirsten Staloch (2:30), one hour in class test
Mar. 5 Rights
and Rationing, Hoffman chs. 6-epilogue, paper topic due
Mar. 12 Unsuccessful
health care proposals, Altman part 1
Mar. 26 Slow
expansion of coverage, Altman part 2-3. In class
speaker: Byron Harder?
Apr. 2 The
path to the Affordable Care Act, Altman part 4 and
epilogue, paper partial draft due
Apr. 9 Political
Economy, Brasfield 1-2
Apr. 16 Entitlements,
Brasfield 3-5, paper due
Apr. 23 Unresolved issues, Brasfield
Apr. 25 last day to post to blog
Apr. 30 takehome final due
Introduction to Digital History Syllabus by Pamela E. Mack is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.