ANTH 440A (H01) - Honors/Medicine and Culture: Science, Technology and the Body

Honors/Medicine & Culture

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Anthropology
Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online with some campus visits, EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2020 - Full Term (08/31/2020 - 12/11/2020)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16761
This course takes a comparative, cross-cultural approach to global medicine. Through critical readings, multimedia presentations, class discussions, and expository writing, we consider how techno-scientific developments, transnational flows, environmental transformations, and historical inequities shape how we know and experience our bodies. Key course topics include controversies surrounding new medical technologies, the intersections between Western and non-Western medical systems, and innovative responses to chronic global diseases.
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Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Honors course, Environment,Tech&Society(Disc)
Instructors: Sara Withers

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/31/2020 12/11/2020 T 8:10am - 9:30am HS G34
8/31/2020 12/11/2020 R 8:10am - 9:30am ONLINE


There are two required books for the course: Hamdy, S. (2012). Our Bodies Belong to God: Organ Transplants, Islam, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt. Berkeley: University of California Press. 978-9812387028 Yates-Doerr, E. (2015). The Weight of Obesity: Hunger and Global Health in Post-War Guatemala. Berkeley: University of California Press. 978-0520286825