ANTHRCUL 258 - Honors Seminar in Anthropology
Section: 001 Culture and Medicine
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
LSA Honors.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Honors students with sophomore standing or above.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this seminar, we will examine the ways in which health and illness are both constructed out of, and interpreted within, cultural settings. Focusing on Western biomedicine, we will discuss a broad range of illness experiences; from schizophrenia to cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder to asthma, Tourette's to Alzheimer's, among others — to address a number of questions currently central to medical anthropology. Topics may include (but will not be limited to) the meaning and alteration of self and personhood in illness; the ways in which medical knowledge is produced and imagined, the culture of science and technology, immunity and risk, illness narrative, and social and historical views of the body. Classes will be discussion based, with students expected to prepare for active participation and leadership in discussion. Requirements include written reading critiques and a final group project. The class is not open to first year students.

ANTHRCUL 258 - Honors Seminar in Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Not open to first year students.
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

Coursepack Location:
Accu-Copy 518 E. William St
Please note: This class is NOT OPEN TO FIRST YEAR STUDENTS, even those who have sophomore standing by virtue of credits. All readings are in the coursepack, available from Accu-Copy.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for ANTHRCUL 258 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)