Beatrice McKenzie quoted in Humanities Publication

Professor Beatrice McKenzie’s description of Professor Kate Johnston’s course on “Sickness, Health and Healing in Early America” is featured in a new publication on recruiting students to the Humanities.

Professor of History Beatrice McKenzie was quoted in a new study on Strategies for Recruiting Students to the Humanities. She described how Professor Kate Johnston’s new History course on Sickness, Health and Medicine is an example of how Humanities courses can attract students from various disciplines and prepare them for careers in policy and medicine. The course has proven especially popular in this pandemic year and will be offered again in the Spring of 2022.

“From a professor’s perspective, it is exciting to have students from different disciplinary orientations in these classes. A popular course in health studies, for example, is Sickness, Health, and Medicine in Early America, a history course about health in the 17th and 18th century Atlantic world. Students of history, political science, and biology study together in the course, each bringing a different perspective.” — Beatrice McKenzie, Professor of History, Beloit College.

Learn more about the class.

March 20, 2021

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