Globalization and International Studies courses announced for Spring 2006

Interested in globalization and international studies? Looking for one more course to complete your Spring 2006 schedule?

1. Topics in Global Security: Introduction to Global Studies

Instructor: Michael Curtin (Comm Arts)

International Studies 601 section 001; 3 cr; call number: 69257

Class meets: M 3:30 – 6:00

There is a required discussion section.

This course provides a graduate seminar setting for an interdisciplinary
survey of major approaches to the study of globalization. It aims
to familiarize students with key theories, issues, and debates, as
well as methodological tools. Topics will include global economy,
environment, health, culture, media, development, labor,
governance, civil society, science, technology, and geography.

2. Health, Illness and Healing in Contemporary Africa

Instructor: Claire Wendland (Anthropology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical History and Bioethics)

Anthropology 901

Class meets: Th 4-6:30 p.m., 5230 Social Science

The seminar will examine current major health issues in Africa from an interdisciplinary perspective. The focus will be on contemporary Africa, but because health in Africa cannot be understood without considering factors outside the geographical boundaries of the continent and the temporal boundaries of the present, the course will interweave historical context and relevant issues in international politics. Among other topics, this course will address: modern African healing practices (ethnomedicines including biomedicine, religious healing, and syncretic practices); health and ecological change; infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS; conflict; mental health; reproductive health; child morbidity and mortality; development and its effects on health and health care infrastructures. The course will be of interest to graduate students in anthropology, international studies, the health sciences, or those pursuing an African Studies certificate. Graduate student or permission of instructor required.

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