SEM:TOPICS IN MEDICAL ANTHRO

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Anthropology
Course Number: 
344
Institution: 
Smith College
Topics course. This seminar asks what medical anthropology can contribute to the study and practice of medical ethics. We begin with a historical overview and introduce the field's core vocabulary and theoretical paradigms. We then turn to the role of the social sciences in the evolving discussion of medical ethics, noting the late engagement of medical anthropology. A core question is whether there is a meaningful distinction between an anthropology of medical ethics and an anthropology in medical ethics. Students select a medical ethics issue to explore in depth, with the goal of determining the sociocultural context that has shaped the way the issue is framed.
Comments: 
Topic: Anthropology and Medical Ethics. Instructor permission. Not open to first-years, sophomores
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
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Schedule #: 
20940-F15

Course Sections

SEM:TOPICS IN MEDICAL ANTHRO
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Donald Joralemon djoralem@smith.edu T 01:00-02:50 HILLYR 109