Fall 2017 Course Offerings
ENGL 266 – Science and Literature
Margaret O’Shaughnessey MWF 1:25-2:15 (Greenlaw 319)
Introductory exploration of the relation between science and literature, as well as the place and value of both in the contemporary world.
ENGL 268 – Medicine, Literature and Culture
Jane Thrailkill TuTh 8:00-9:15am (Greenlaw 101)
Sections – F (9:05-9:55am) (11:15am – 12:05pm) (8:00 – 8:50 am) (10:10 – 11:00 am)
An introduction to key topics that focus on questions of representation at the intersections of medicine, literature, and culture.
ENGL 610 – Science as Literature: Rhetorics of Science and Medicine
Jordynn Jack M 12:20-3:10 (Kenan Lab – B121)
The goal of this course is to develop skills in analyzing the rhetorical construction of scientific claims, with a focus on health and medicine as scientific discourse communities. Topics include the structure, argument, and style of scientific genres; visual and digital rhetorics; and the circulation of scientific rhetoric among publics.
ENGL 611 – Narrative, Literature, and Medicine: Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar
TBA – TBA
Sociologist Arthur Frank asserts that “whether ill people want to tell stories or not, illness calls for stories.” This seminar explores narrative approaches to suffering, healing, and medicine’s roles in these processes. Students learn literary and anthropological approaches to examine medically themed works from a range of genres.
PHIL 150 – Philosophy of Science
Francesco Nappo TuTh 9:30-10:45am (Murphey 104)
What is distinctive about the kind of knowledge called “science”? What is scientific explanation? How are scientific theories related to empirical evidence?
PHIL 165 – Bioethics
TBA – TBA
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.
PHIL 450 – Philosophy of Natural Sciences
Marc Lange Tu 1:00-3:30pm (Caldwell 213)
An in-depth survey of general issues in contemporary philosophy of natural science intended for advanced philosophy students. Topics include confirmation, explanation, theory-choice, realism, reduction.
ANTH 147 – Comparative Healing Systems
Michele Rivkin-Fish TuTh 5:00-6:15pm (Manning 209) (plus discussion section)
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 217 – Human Biology in Comparative Perspective
Amanda Thompson TuTh 9:30-10:45am (Dey 208)
Students explore the biological and biocultural factors that shape human biology and health from the cellular to the societal levels. This course compares human biology, health, and development across a range of international settings. Students have the opportunity to analyze current research in human biology and conduct independent research.
ANTH 270 – Living Medicine
Martha King MWF 1:25-2:15pm (Davie 112) (with discussion section)
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 278 – Women in Science
Lilly Nguyen TuTh 2:00-3:15pm (Hanes 107)
The role of women in scientific domains throughout history and a consideration of the status of women and men as scientists. The development of science as a cultural practice.
ANTH 318 – Human Growth and Development
Mark Sorensen TuTh 2:00-3:15 (Gardner 105) (w/ discussion section)
Comparative study of human growth and development from conception through adulthood. Special emphasis on evolutionary, biocultural, ecological, and social factors that influence growth.
ANTH 319 – Global Health
Staff MWF 2:30-3:20pm (Bingham 301)
This class explores some of the historical, biological, economic, medical, and social issues surrounding globalization and health consequences.
ANTH 390 – Special Topics in Special Anthropology
Sandy Smith-Nonini TuTh 12:30-1:45pm (Global Center 1009)
Martha King MWF 11:15am – 12:05pm (Alumni 205)
Jocelyn Chua MWF 12:20-1:10pm (Alumni 203)
A rotating topics course related to any of the subject areas and methodological approaches in medical anthropology. Seminar format will enable students to engage closely with a faculty member on his or her area of research. Intended for medical anthropology minors with enrollment open to other students if space allows.
ANTH 437 – Evolutionary Medicine
Joanna Gautney MWF 3:35-4:25pm (Dey 303)
This course explores evolutionary dimensions of variation in health and disease in human populations. Topics include biocultural and evolutionary models for the emergence of infectious and chronic diseases and cancers.
ANTH 750 – Seminar in Medical Anthropology
Peter Redfield W 2:30-5:30pm (Dey 205)
Specially designed for, but not restricted to, students who are specializing in medical anthropology. Medicine as part of culture; medicine and social structure viewed crossculturally; medicine in the perspective of anthropological theory; research methods. A special purpose is to help students plan their own research projects, theses, and dissertations.
HIST 508 – Europe and Humanitarian Aid since 1945: Concepts, Actors, Precepts
Tobias Hof TuTh 2:00-3:15pm (Venable G307)
This seminar offers students an insight into the role of Europe within the global regime of humanitarian aid. After looking at the history and at theoretical definitions of humanitarianism, the course will examine a variety of case studies to assess the changing role of Europe in the post-war era.
GEOG 446 – Health Geography
Greenlaw Room: 0302 Days: TuTh Time: 12:30 – 13:45
Latin American Studies
LTAM 390 001 – Special Topics
BLDG / ROOM / TIME – TBA
THIS COURSE IS COMPLETELY TAUGHT IN SPANISH! This course has the objective to study the topic of migration and health in the Americas from an intersectional perspective.