Spring 2016 Course Offerings

January 19-May 3, 2016

Disability, Food, and Health
Katie McDonald, PhD, FAAIDD
Date/Time: Mondays 12:45-3:30 pm
Room: Crouse-Hinds Hall 321, SU campus

Major theories, historical events, law, services, and research related to health and wellness for persons with disabilities including disparities, health promotion, ethics, aging, violence, and disaster preparedness

Ernest Wallwork, PhD

Date/Time: Wednesdays 4:30-7:30
Room: Setnor 4507, Upstate Campus

Use of ethical theory in thinking about case problems in health care. Moral dilemmas: use of reproductive technologies, abortion, surrogate motherhood, research with humans, refusal and withdrawal of treatment, physician-assisted suicide.

Culture and Reproductive Health and Medicine
Sandra Lane, PhD, MPH

Date/Time: Mondays 3:45-6:30 pm
Room: Hoople 106, SU Campus

Cultural anthropological approaches to cross-cultural variations in reproductive practices (pregnancy, childbirth, infertility, etc.) Impact of globalization, biomedicalization, international development on reproduction and reproductive health. Medical anthropology and gender studies.

Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspectives
John Townsend, PhD

Date/Time: Mondays/Wednesdays 2:15-3:35 pm
Room: Crouse Hinds 020, SU Campus

This course utilizes an ecological, cross-cultural perspective. Students will learn: to apply an ecological perspective to illness in foreign and domestic cultures; derive useful practices and knowledge from non-Western societies and ethnic sub-cultures and demonstrate how they could be adapted and utilized in mainstream Western healing, describe the role of socio-cultural factors in the etiology, manifestation, and outcome of diseases cross-culturally; analyze the strengths and weaknesses of non-Western methods of healing.