ANTHRCUL 458 - Topics in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology
Section: 003 The Anthropology of Infectious Disease
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior and above.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In 2014, when Guinea’s Ebola epidemic began to cross international borders, public health officials called anthropologists to the scene to investigate the relationship between Guinean cultural practices, local understandings of Ebola, and disease transmission. As transnational travel and changing climate patterns transform the globality of infectious disease into a plurality of local realities, the task of examining infectious disease through an anthropological lens has never been more timely nor more urgent. The aim of this course is to explore the sociocultural, geopolitical, and historical dimensions of infectious disease in order to better understand how infectious disease is differentially experienced and practiced in the United States and abroad.

Objectives: By the end of this course, students will have a strong understanding of anthropological ideas and concepts related to illness, health, and medicine and how these ideas and concepts can be brought to bear on infectious disease. In particular, they will also be able to describe and identify important sociocultural, geopolitical, and historical dimensions of infectious disease in a range of geographic locations.

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ANTHRCUL 458 - Topics in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
10961
Open
10
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: This class meets in 208 WH.
002 (SEM)
P
19474
Open
13
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
28557
Open
20
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
31920
Open
19
 
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M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
32171
Open
15
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
32573
Open
10
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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