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Department of Anthropology

Medical Anthropology Minor

Spring 2022

 

REQUIRED

 

ANTH 102.001-012 / Understanding Other Cultures

MW / 12:00 – 12:50 / WMBB 231

Professor: David Simmons

(3 credits)

Prerequisite for Anthropology Majors & Minors

AND

Fulfills 3 hrs of the 6-hr Social Science GSS (Global Citizenship & Multicultural Understanding) Carolina Core Requirement and

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Global Learning 

Medical Minor Requirement* 

Only one prerequisite per Major can be used for the GSS Requirement

*Cannot use for GSS Requirement if using for Medical Minor

 

Section 1: Monday / 1:10 – 2:00 / Gambrell 406

Section 2: Monday / 2:20 – 3:10 / Gambrell 406

Section 3: Monday / 3:30 – 4:20 / Gambrell 406

Section 4: Tuesday / 11:40 – 12:30 / Gambrell 406

Section 5: Tuesday / 1:15 – 2:05 / Gambrell 40

Section 6: Wednesday / 9:40 – 10:30 / Gambrell 406

Section 7: Wednesday / 10:50 – 11:40 / Gambrell 406

Section 8: Wednesday / 1:10 – 2:00 / Gambrell 406

Section 9: Wednesday / 2:20 – 3:10 / Gambrell 406

Section 10: Wednesday / 3:30 – 4:20 / Gambrell 406

Section 11: Thursday / 11:40 – 12:30 / Gambrell 406

Section 12: Thursday / 1:15 – 2:05 / Gambrell 406  

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course:

https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=10052

Course Description: 

Anthropology is a comparative study of human societies and their diversity past and present. The field challenges us to consider the ways in which people’s lives and social relations are shaped by political, economic, and historical forces. This class takes a survey-style approach to presenting a broad range of past and current theories, methodology, and concepts in cultural anthropology in order to introduce students to a range of human social life and cultural phenomena.


**ANTH 102.Q1A / Understanding Other Cultures

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

Professor: Lori Donath

(3 credits)

**IAP Students Only

Prerequisite for Anthropology Majors & Minors

(Required for Medical Anthropology Minors –*NOTE: ANTH 102 may not also fulfill the Carolina Core GSS component if taken for Med. Anth.)

AND

Fulfills 3 hrs of the 6-hr Social Science GSS (Global Citizenship & Multicultural Understanding) Carolina Core Requirement and GLD (Global Learning)

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course: https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=- 1&storeId=10052

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to the field of cultural anthropology, one of the four main fields of American Anthropology. We will seek to understand culture as a dynamic, complex, and global interplay between ideas about how the world works and practices enacted in the world. In so doing we will explore how humans share in common ways of being in the world while expressing diversity cross-culturally. Central to this endeavor will be our understanding of social stratification—and multiple dimensions of inequality—as well as our own positions within it.


ANTH 392.001 / Global Women’s Health

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

Professor: Kathryn Luchok

(3 credits)

Cross-listed with WGST 392.001 

Meets with ANTH 3922.H10 and WGST 392.H10 – Honors College Only for the H10 Sections 

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major 

Medical Minor Requirement

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course:

https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=10052

 Course Description:

This course examines health issues important in the lives of women around the world. The course will take a life cycle approach beginning with issues surrounding the birth of girl babies, continuing through the period of growth and development, adulthood, including family planning, pregnancy and lactation and ending with old age. Drawing on medical and applied anthropology perspectives, the course will cover the sociocultural landscape of women’s lives, including the forces that promote and hinder the health and well-being of women around the globe. Also examined are programs aimed at improving women’s lives world-wide. The goal of this course is to provide students with a clearer understanding of the female life cycle with a greater appreciation for the mental, physical and social health risks women face, as well as the resilience and strengths women bring, on a global scale.

This class will be of interest to students interested in global issues, culture and health and/or women’s health, including but not limited to those in Anthropology, Global Studies, WGST, Public Health, Nursing, Social Work, Education, Sociology, Political Science and Psychology.  It is a required course for the Medical Anthropology Minor.


ANTH 552.001 / Medical Anthropology

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

Professor: David Simmons

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major and

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Research

OR

Fulfills the 500-level(s) requirement(s) for the Major or for DURT and

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Research 

Cross-listed with HPEB 552.001 

Meets with HPEB 552.H10 and ANTH 552.H10 – Honors College Only for the H10 Sections 

Medical Minor Requirement 

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course:

https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=10052

 Course Description:

This course introduces the field of medical anthropology, which is the study of human health, disease and healing from a cross-cultural perspective. The political economy of health as a result of modernization is a central focus. Topics covered include cross-cultural understandings of illness and healing, the social/cultural context of health and health interventions, and the impacts of emerging and re-emerging diseases such as AIDS, Ebola, and Tuberculosis on world health. The underlying theme of the course is the use of anthropological concepts and methods in domestic and international public health contexts.


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