ANTHRCUL 458 - Topics in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology
Section: 004 Traditions and Directions of Psychiatric Anthropology
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:

For decades, anthropologists have examined people’s experience, interpretation, and treatment of mental distress and disturbances across the world. These investigations have helped us understand ab/normality as changing and traveling cultural constructs; social production of suffering and people’s moral striving; medicine as historical systems of practice and power; the promises and perils of interventions, especially transnational ones; and so on.

In this seminar, we will read some representative ethnographies in the field in order to explore what questions can be asked about/through mental health that speak to our broader social concerns, and what approaches people have developed to address those questions. Works by neighboring disciplines such as history, sociology, and philosophy will also be read. Students will develop a hypothetical research project of their own, a proposal to study an issue related to mental health that they find of particular interest.

Course Requirements:

Active class participation, an in-class presentation, weekly comments on readings, and a research prospectus.

Intended Audience:

Upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students who have taken at least one 300-level course in sociocultural or medical anthropology.

Class Format:

Seminar.

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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