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Syracuse, NY 13210
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.