Crossing Disciplinary Borders in the Classroom

A recent story from Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine documents the experience of Sienna Craig, an associate professor of anthropology, and Tim Lahey, an associate professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, as they worked together to co-teach a course for undergraduates titled "HIV Through a Bio Social Lens: 30 Years of a Modern Plague." Team-teaching this course allowed the professors to create "an environment that challenged students to reevaluate their assumptions about medicine and culture."

In the article, author Susan Green quotes Lahey: "Our goal was to benefit the students from cross-disciplinary teaching, and I think we did...What was unexpected and great was how much my practice and my teahcing were influenced by working with Sienna. The more projects like this we have, the better."

Read the full article here, published 8/12/14 by the Geisel NewsCenter, to learn more about this exciting collaboration.