Sep 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 295-01 - Special Topic: Health, Inequality and Social Justice

4 credits (Fall)
In this course students will examine the complex relationship between health and inequality through anthropology’s holistic, comparative and cross-cultural lens. Students will examine the biocultural and environmental roots of health, disease, and treatment. More specifically, students will examine the ways in which sociocultural categories like race, gender, citizenship, sexual orientation, class, etc.,  play in the existing health disparities around the globe. Drawing from critical medical anthropological and disasters research, students will analyze the biocultural and environmental  roots of illness such as cholera, hypertension, HIV-AIDS, substance abuse, among others. The course will also have an applied focus. Students will be required to use theories, methods and case studies to design applicable solutions to a concrete health equity issue in the community.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing.
Instructor: Kulstad