ANTH 545. Contemporary Health Issues in Africa. 3 Hours S.

The course examines health and nutrition in African communities, using the methods of biological and medical anthropology. Fundamental to the approach taken in the course is the understanding that the health of human groups depends on interactions between biological and cultural phenomena in a particular ecological context. One topic will be selected per semester, to examine in detail the full array of epidemiological factors contributing to patterns of specific diseases. AIDS, childhood diseases, and reproductive health of African women are among possible topics. Course material will be selected from scholarly and medical publications, as well as coverage in the popular media. The use of a variety of sources will enhance understanding of the biological and cultural issues involved and will help students identify possible bias and misinformation in popular coverage of events such as famine or epidemic in African settings. (Same as AAAS 554.) Prerequisite: An introductory course in either anthropology or African studies. LEC.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Anthropology

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...ANTH 545 Contemporary Health Issues in Africa 3 ANTH 570 Anthropology of Violence 3 ANTH...

Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology

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...and Evolution ANTH 442 Anthropological Genetics ANTH 544 Origins of Native Americans ANTH 545 Contemporary...

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in African and African-American Studies

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...Languages of Africa AAAS/ANTH 372 Religion, Power...Arabic-Speaking Communities AAAS 545 Unveiling the Veil...

Minor in Human Sexuality

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...to count towards other requirements) AAAS 554/ANTH 545 Contemporary Health Issues in Africa ABSC...

Master of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures

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...in Other Departments Anthropology ANTH 565 Popular Images...History of Art HA 545 Early Chinese Art...

Minor in Leadership Studies

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...Racial and Ethnic Relations ANTH 563 Cultural Diversity...340 Black Leadership PSYC 545 Culture and Psychology...