ANTH 2301 (3). INTRODUCTORY CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. Basic theories and methods of cultural anthropology. Explores variations in cultural values, social practices, religion, rules of law, etc., in different cultures around the world. Focuses on understanding the forces that shape cultures and societies, and how they adapt to a rapidly changing world.
ANTH 3301/CFB 3301/SOCI 3301 (3). HEALTH, HEALING AND ETHICS: CROSSCULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON SICKNESS AND SOCIETY. A cross-cultural exploration of cultures and organization of medical systems, economic development and the global exportation of biomedicine, and ethical dilemmas associated with medical technologies and global disparities in health.
ANTH 3306 (3). INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. Provides an overview of methods and topics in medical anthropology, which is an interdisciplinary field that explores health, illness, and systems of healing through holistic and cross-cultural study. Case studies from a diversity of human societies and cultures around the globe are used to challenge assumptions of student understandings. Introduces major theoretical paradigms and professional issues within the field.
ANTH 3348/HRTS 3348/CFB 3348 (3). HEALTH AS A HUMAN RIGHT. This course examines the concept of human rights critically, with an eye for cross-cultural variation and a particular focus on rights that are health-related.
ANTH 4303 (3). POLITICAL ECONOMY OF HEALTH. Course explores topics in health and healing from a political economy perspective. Addresses social and economic factors influencing culture change, health and healing practices within a society. Examines health inequities around the globe. Prerequisites: ANTH 2301, ANTH 3301 or approval by instructor.
ANTH 4305 (3). APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY. The application of anthropological theories and methods to problems in contemporary societies, including global business, community development, health care issues, agricultural/environmental programs, urban planning, tourism projects and education policy. Prerequisites: Advanced standing and ANTH 2301 (or permission of instructor for nonanthropology majors)
ANTH 4307 (3). GLOBAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH. Provides an overview of issues in international health, with a focus on contributions of anthropology and anthropologists to international public health issues. Prerequisites: Advanced standing and ANTH 2301 (or permission of instructor for nonanthropology majors).
ANTH 4343 (3). BIOMEDICINE, CULTURE, AND POWER. Examines the epistemology and history of biomedicine, medical bureaucracy, professionalism, medical education, alternative and popular medicine, economics, and health care.
ANTH 5336 (3). HEALTH IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE. Cross-cultural study of the cultural construction and social organization of medical systems in preindustrial and industrialized societies, including the political economy of health, ethnomedicine, international health, ethnopharmacology, and bioethics.Prerequisite: ANTH 2301 or 3301, or permission of instructor.
BIOL 3365 (3). CANCER BIOLOGY. Emphasis on the molecular features of oncogenesis and human cancers, including carcinogenesis, metastasis, and roles of genetic mutations and chromosomal aberrations during neoplasia. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIOL 3350.
CHEM 5398 (3). MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY. This course will highlight the close relationships of organic chemistry and biochemistry with the field of medicine. The course will rely on the departmental computational laboratory to permit three-dimensional visualization of molecular interactions. Three hours of lecture each week.Prerequisites: CHEM 3371 and 3372.
ECO 5320 (3). HEALTH ECONOMICS. An introduction to the economics of health and health care policies and how they have affected the structure, function, and cost-effectiveness of the health care industry, principally in the United States. Prerequisites: C- or better in ECO 3301.
PSYC 3360 (3). HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY. A basic introduction to the subject. Topics include causes and correlates of health, illness, and dysfunction, as well as the interplay of emotions, cognitions, and behavioral and/or physical factors. Prerequisites: PSYC 1300 and one additional psychology course, or instructor approval.
APSM 4349 (3). HEALTH CARE: FROM POLICY TO PRACTICE. Explores the development and transformation of health care policy and the environmental factors that influence the delivery of health care services. Also, financial, economical, and operational issues related to health care.
CEE 5353 (3). ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY. Introduction to the science of epidemiology. Design and conduct of studies examining health effects of environmental exposures. Strengths and limitations of research strategies and interpretation of study results. Areas of interest include air and water pollution, lead, and biological marker outcomes.