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Curriculum Action Notice

From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

Oct. 6th, 2009

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jeffrey Bossworth , 206 Pinecrest Manor, ext. 4762.

  1. 1.     COURSE CHANGE: ANH 1103: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY

Purpose and nature of change: Update catalog description to better reflect contemporary course content.

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

Archaeology is the study of culture and society through their material remains. This course explores how archaeologists investigate, interpret, preserve, and ultimately, learn from the past. Reviews human cultural history from the time of the first people to the present, addressing not only artifacts and remains, but  the origins of food production, social hierarchies, gender roles, religion, and civilization.

  1. 2.     COURSE CHANGE: ANH 2295: MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

 

Purpose and nature of change: Receive gen ed approval for ANH 2995, change name, change description.

Old Prefix: ANH                Old Number: 2995 Old CIP:_______________

New Prefix: ANH              New Number: 2995 New CIP:______________

Old Course Title: Medicine and Society

New Course Title: Medical Anthropology

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

A broad overview of medical anthropology, including cultural analyses of health and disease, the social construction of sickness and health, and both Western (biomedical) and non-Western systems of healing. Addresses the cultural issues relevant to sickness and health care  by exploring how the lens of medical anthropology may be used to understand culturally specific responses to life processes universal to all human societies. Topics include cross-cultural approaches to symbol and ritual, shamanism and spiritual forms of healing, the social construction of sickness and health, mental illness, and the health problems related to globalization. 

  1. 3.     COURSE CHANGE: ANH 3311: ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH

Purpose and nature of change: Change of course description to better reflect updated content of course. Obtain W credit to reflect course assignments.

 

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

Ethnographic research relies on up-close, personal experience and participation, rather than surveys and experiments. This course prepares students to conduct all aspects of independent ethnographic research, including data collection, analysis, and writeup. Through hands-on experience, students will be comprehensively trained to address ethical concerns, secure funding, select appropriate fieldwork methods, conduct life history interviews, and produce professional scholarly reports.

 

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