Fall 2018 Course Offerings
The following classes listed are related to the topic of health and humanities. Some of the classes qualify for the literature, medicine, and culture minor. Not all of the information is complete, but will be updated as it becomes available.
ANTH 147: Comparative Healing Systems
Michele Rivkin-Fish | TuTh 9:30-10:45am
In this course we compare a variety of healing beliefs and practices so that students may gain a better understanding of their own society, culture, and medical system.
ANTH 270: Living Medicine
Martha King | MWF 1:25-2:15pm
This course examines the social and cultural experience of medicine, the interpersonal and personal aspects of healing and being healed. It explores how medicine shapes and is shaped by those who inhabit this vital arena of human interaction: physicians, nurses, other professionals and administrators; patients; families; friends and advocates
ANTH 448: Health and Medicine in the American South
Martha King | MWF 11:15-12:05pm
This course examines ways we can understand the history and culture of a region through the experience of health and healthcare among its people. With an anthropological approach, this course considers the individual, social, and political dimensions of medicalized bodies in the American South from the 18th century through the current day.
ANTH 471: Biocultural Perspectives on Maternal and Child Health
This course explores maternal and child health from an evolutionary, biocultural, and global health perspective. It focuses on the physiological, ecological, and cultural factors shaping health and takes a life course perspective to examine childhood development, reproductive processes such as pregnancy, birth and lactation, and menopause and aging
ENGL 268: Medicine, Literature, and Culture
Matthew Taylor | TuTh 2:00-2:50pm
An introduction to key topics that focus on questions of representation at the intersections of medicine, literature, and culture
This course is also offered as an honors course.
* This is part of literature, medicine, and culture minor
ENGL 763: Introduction to Methods in Health Humanities
Gershun Avilez | Tu 3:30-6:20pm
Permission of the Instructor. This course introduces students to topics and methods in health and humanities. Students will read classics in the field, engage texts from different disciplines and genres, and conduct intensive research into a condition or disability of their choosing
GEOG 446: Geography of Health Care Delivery
Paul Delamater | MWF 11:15-12:05pm
This course examines the role that geography plays in shaping how people interact with the health care system. Topics include health care delivery system types, facility and personnel distributions, access to care, health care utilization, as well as GIS, spatial analysis, and decision support systems.
GEOG 541: GIS in Public Health
Paul Delamater | M 3:35-6:35pm
Explores theory and application of geographic information systems (GIS) for public health. The course includes an overview of the principles of GIS in public health and practical experience in its use. (GISci).
Media and Journalism
MEJO 562: Environmental Science and Documentary Television
Thomas Linden | Th 3:30-6:15pm
Students work in teams to conceive, produce, and script mini-documenties on environmental and science topics for broadcast on North Carolina Public Television.
PHIL 165: Bioethics
An examination of ethical issues in the life sciences and technologies, medicine, public health, and/or human interaction with nonhuman animals or the living environment. Class Notes: ONLINE COURSE WITH THE FRIDAY CENTER. Per Arts & Sciences policy, first-semester, first-year students may not enroll in for-credit online courses unless unusual circumstances prevail, nor may first-year students take an online course in the summer prior to matriculation.Full time UNC degree students are limited to 1 online course per semester. Part-time students: May combine online and night courses but should contact the Friday Center for assistance. Enrollment Requirements: College of Arts & Sciences policy prevents first-semester, first-year students from enrolling in for-credit online courses.
SOCI 422: Sociology of Mental Health and Illness
Taylor Hargrove | TuTh 11:00-12:15pm
Staff | TuTh 12:30-1:45pm
Course examines uniqueness of the sociological perspective in understanding mental health and illness. It draws upon various fields to explain mental illness in as broad a social context as possible. Attention focuses on how social factors influence definitions and perceptions of illness.
* This course is part of the literature, medicine, and culture minor
SOCI 469: Health and Society
Liana Richardson | TuTh 9:30-10:45pm
Max Reason | MWF 8:00-8:50am
The primary objective of the course is to explain how and why particular social arrangements affect the types and distribution of diseases, as well as the types of health promotion and disease prevention practices that societies promote.
SOCI 823: Integrating Social and Biological Perspectives on Human Health
Robert Hummer | M 1:00-4:00pm
SOCI 863: Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healing
Liana Richardson | W 9:30-12:00pm