Fall 2018

Fall Schedule


Course Number Course Title Faculty Time
AN101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (has sections) Parla MWF 12:20-1:10
AN102 Human Biology, Behavior, & Evolution (lab course; see below) Schmitt MWF  11:15-12:05
AN103 Anthropology through Ethnography LaPorte TR 12:30-1:45
AN210 Medical Anthropology (has sections) Shohet MWF 1:25-2:15
AN234 Evolutionary Psychology Hodges-Simeon TR 12:30-1:45
AN240 Legal Anthropology Haeri TR 2:00-3:15
AN243 Shamanism Korom MWF 11:15-12:05
AN252 Ethnicity and Identity Arkin TR 9:30-10:45
AN285 Coping with Crisis in Contemporary Africa Shipton TR 3:30-4:45
AN290 Children and Culture (has sections) Hefner MWF 1:25-2:15
AN308/708 Food, Culture, and Society White TR 9:30-10:45
AN318/718 Southeast Asia: Tradition and Modernity Hefner MW 10:10-11:25
AN319/719 Anthropology of Muslim Cultures and Politics (AREA) Haeri MWF 11:00-12:15
AN327 Islam in Africa (AREA) Ngom TR 11:00-12:15
AN333/AN733 Human Population Biology Schmitt MWF 1:25-2:15
AN335/735 Apes and the Evolution of Human Behavior Knott MWF 10:10-11:00
AN339 Primate Bio-Mechanics Garrett TR 11:00-12:15
AN344/744 Modern Japanese Society: Family, School, and Workplace (AREA) White TR 2:00-3:15
AN351 Language, Culture and Society Smith-Hefner MWF 11:15-12:05
AN363 Food & Water: Critical Perspectives Davidson TR 9:30-10:45
AN379 China: Tradition and Transformation Weller TR 12:30-1:45
AN461 Ethnography and Anthropological Theory I Shohet MWF 10:10-11
AN533 Exploring Ethnographic Genres: The Poetics and Politics of Writing Davidson T 12:30-3:15
AN552 Primate Evolution and Anatomy Garrett TR 3:30-6:15
AN594 Seminar:Topics in Cultural Anthropology: Ethnographic Genres Davidson T 12:30-3:15
AN595 Field Methods in Biological Anthropology Knott F 2:30-5:15
AN597 Special Issues in Biological Anthropology: Evolutionary Endocrinology
Hodges-Simeon R 3:30-6:15
GRS 703 Prosem: Ethnography and the History of Social Theory in Anthropology Kuper T 3:30-6:15
GRS 705 Prosem: The Biological and Historical Past Cartmill & Brown M 2:30-5:15
GRS 751 Seminar in Linguistic Anthropology Smith-Hefner M 2:30-5:15

*MET Courses: Students with junior and senior standing may take one MET course per term, obtaining full CAS credit for coursework completed.

Medical Anthropology Courses for Fall 2018

NEW COURSE: GMS MA 624 Anthropology of Immigrant Health
This medical anthropology course presents different ways of studying cultural and medical pluralism in the United States through ethnographies of immigrant experience. We will analyze transformations of ethnicity, gender, race, national identity and health practices that have marked both historical and contemporary migrations of people to the United States. We will also explore the impact of intensified transnationalism, health status changes and healthcare practices among newer American groups, as they concurrently sustain ties to homelands and seek ways to form healthy communities in the United States. In particular, we will examine the roles of religious life and practice in relation to a range of healing ways in immigrant communities.
Laird Th 3:30-6:15 PM. Charles River Campus.
NEW COURSE: GMS MA 632 Medical Anthropology in Clinical Settings
NOTE: This course is still under review, so access to registration will be delayed. If planning to register, please notify the instructor, Dr. Linda Barnes (lbarnes@bu.edu). Renowned medical anthropologist and psychiatrist Arthur Kleinman writes, “Each illness episode and each clinical encounter presents the anthropologist who works in medical settings with an occasion to interpret how illness and clinical reality are organized in particular local cultural systems of meanings, norms, and power.” Designed for students planning to go into clinical practice and/or related research, this course examines how applied medical anthropology has been utilized in a wide range of clinical settings, in complex cross-cultural interactions. In particular, we will explore case studies through the perspectives of nurse, social-worker, and physician anthropologists. Barnes M 2:30-6:15 PM. Charles River Campus.
GMS MA 640 The Cultural Formation of the Clinician: Implications for Practice
This course will provide a context for exploring and reflecting on one’s own cultural formation in relation to such topics as gender, sexual orientation, race, class, religion, body size, and other areas where there are the greatest risks for health disparities through unexamined bias. The course examines the values one brings into one’s practice as a care provider, and how the interaction of both influence one’s personal and professional life, including responses to diverse patient cultures. Offered through M.A. program in Medical Anthropology. 3 cr. (Students needing a 4 th credit should speak with the instructor about adding a single-credit directed study). Barnes W 5:00-7:50 PM. Medical campus.
NEW COURSE: GMS MA 677 Special Topics in Medical Anthropology: Program Evaluation for Social Scientists
(Description to follow.)

For other medical anthropology courses, see: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/gms/maccp/academics/maccp-courses-by-academic-year/