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
4
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: This class meets in 208 WH.
002 (SEM)
P
19474
Closed
0
 
2
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
28557
Closed
0
 
2
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
31920
Open
5
 
-
M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
32171
Open
3
 
-
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
32573
Open
17
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0826517080
Chasing polio in Pakistan : why the world's largest public health initiative may fail, Author: Closser, Svea, 1978-, Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press 2010
Required
ISBN: 1629580449
The anthropology of infectious disease, Author: Singer, Merrill.
Required
ISBN: 0691130086
Will to live : AIDS therapies and the politics of survival, Author: Biehl, Joa?o Guilherme., Publisher: Princeton University Press 2007
Required
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