Delineation and analysis of a specific problem or related problems in anthropology. Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty.
Health issues will be examined within the context of South Asian cultural and socioeconomic systems. These include village life, globalization of South Asian economies, religion, caste and kinship, gender and generation relationships. Change from cultural responses to economic pressures will also be considered. Theoretical approaches from ecology will orient the course.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Discussion sessions based on readings and student selected topics. Integrating lectures to set guidelines and challenges for discussions.
Interest in health issues and South Asia. Introductory social science courses such as Anthropology 201, 202.
Class assignments and grading
Approximately three short (3-4 page) writing assignments in conjunction with discussion sessions.
Grades for writing assignments and discussion session participation..