Law, Science & Medicine

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Critical Social Inquiry

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Hampshire College
This course introduces Division II students to ethnographic methods through the specific study of the powerful institutions of law, science, and medicine. Through the critical reading and analysis of ethnographic texts, students will learn about the substantive areas of political and legal anthropology, science studies, and critical medical anthropology. Students will also build a methodological toolkit for investigating complex social problems in the areas of law, science, and medicine. Specific topics of investigation include human rights and humanitarian interventions; organ transplantation and the exchange of biological materials; global pharmaceuticals; and multispecies ethnography. The course will culminate in final mini-ethnographic research projects designed by students. Enrollment limited to 18 Division II students.

Writing and Research Multiple Cultural Perspectives Independent Work

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Law, Science & Medicine
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Jennifer Hamilton

02:30PM-05:20PM W

Franklin Patterson Hall 105