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Donna Leonetti
ANTH 469
Seattle Campus

Special Studies in Anthropology

Delineation and analysis of a specific problem or related problems in anthropology. Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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..


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Donna Leonetti
Date: 10/20/2004