Courses

ANTH 203 Anthropology of Global Health

This course uses the knowledge bases of contemporary anthropology and public health practice to examine the influence of culture and the environment of human health worldwide. Students wil examine case studies in cross-cultural health care delivery; examples of contemporary efforts at improving rates of infectious disease, chronic disease, and mental health disorders; and histories of biomedicine and global health; all with the goal of gaining a strong and functional understanding of how multiple cultural, environmnetal and political factors affect health. The course is applied in focus, meaning that emphasis will be placed on health promotion and the design of locally-informed global health interventions. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • ANTH-101 or PHST 201 or SOCI 101 or Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • INQ/HNRS 260SO or INQ/HNRS 260AN

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
G C. Morris M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

ANTH 240 Race and Human Evolution

The goal of this course is to create a broad understanding of the human existence from a biological standpoint: Where did we come from? How can the physical differences between us be explained? This introduction to the basic concepts of physical/biological anthropology discusses scientific theories of human evolution and biodiversity alongside detailed discussion of the cultural origins of human racial classifications. Topics covered include basic genetic and evolutionary theory, human biological adaptation, primate evolution and behavior, fossil and other evidence of human evolution, the inherent fallacy associated with biologically-driven racial classification, and the history of ?race? as a concept in popular and academic discourse. This course is designed to be accessible to both non-science and science majors. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A C. Morris M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HNRS 112 Portfolio Seminar I

A two-semester sequence that connects students to the campus and community through an exploration of cultural, intellectual, and service activities as well as academic and personal goals. Includes initial development of the Honors Portfolio. Pass/Fail (1/4) 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
C C. Morris M 2:20PM-3:20PM

HNRS 114 Portfolio Seminar II

A two-semester sequence that encourages students to develop deeper connections to the campus and community by focusing on a single cultural, intellectual or service activity each semester while further developing academic and personal goals. Provides a foundation for the Distinction Project and continues development of the Honors Portfolio. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B C. Morris T 9:00AM-10:00AM

PHST 405 Independent Study

1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A C. Morris