Spring 2017 Course Offerings

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January 17-May 2, 2017

Bioethics
Ernest Wallwork, PhD

Date/Time: Wednesdays 4:30-7:30
Room: TBD, 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 Mental Disorders
John Townsend, PhD

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

This seminar examines mental disorders from bio-medical and social constructionist perspectives: both cross-cultural variation and universals are explored in traditional cultures and modern nations, e.g. Africa, Mexico, Native Americans, Hutterites, Near East. First-person accounts are used to analyze the inner world of mental illness and a bio-cultural model of psychosis is proposed.

Culture and Reproductive Health and Medicine
Cecelia Van Hollen, PhD

Date/Time: Mondays 3:45-6:30 pm
Room: Tolley 204, SU Campus

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

Law and Reproductive Rights
Jonathan Parent, Ph.D.

Date/Time: Wednesdays 5:30-8:30 pm
Room: Grewen Hall 417, Le Moyne Campus

This course will focus on the ways in which lawmakers and judges have tried to create policy dealing with extremely difficult issues, as well as what those outside of the courts and legislatures have argued about what the government’s role should be in this area. Selected topics to be covered include abortion, the regulation of birth and motherhood, LGBT rights and policy, birth control, and sex education.


Eligibility