Anthropology (ANTHROPOL)

ANTHROPOL 170.01  An Introduction to Medical Anthropology  (1 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring  

Instructor(s): Vincanne AdamsVincanne Adams also teaches: ANTHROPOL 205A

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: 1st and 2nd Year Medical Students only

Activities: Lecture

This introductory Medical Anthropology course is designed to provide 1st and 2nd year medical students with a broad background in the discipline. In the second quarter of the class, physician-anthropologists and medical anthropologists will present their current research and lead discussions on topics relevant to medical anthropology today. Note: The winter-quarter course is not a prerequisite for this spring elective.

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  • School: Medicine
  • Department: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? No

ANTHROPOL 198  Independent Study  (2 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Medical students only, with instructor approval.

Activities: Independent Study

Independent study for medical students wishing to work on a specific program with a Medical Anthropology instructor.

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  • School: Medicine
  • Department: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

ANTHROPOL 200  Off-Campus Study  (0 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): Approval of the graduate adviser

Full-time graduate study in the Medical Anthropology program through the intercampus exchange or consortium program.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Medical Anthropology Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

ANTHROPOL 205A  Intro to Sociocultural Theory  (4 Units)  Fall  

Instructor(s): Vincanne AdamsVincanne Adams also teaches: ANTHROPOL 170.01, Ian WhitmarshIan Whitmarsh also teaches: ANTHROPOL 205B, Kelly R. Knight, Galen Joseph

Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: Restricted to doctoral students in Medical Anthropology, and others at graduate standing with consent of instructor.

Activities: Seminar, Independent Study, Discussion

Seminar in the history and development of major theoretical ideas in social and cultural anthropology as applied to problems of health, illness, medicine and medical institutions. Major concepts and problems will be illustrated through critical review of selected literature.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Medical Anthropology Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

ANTHROPOL 205B  Introduction to Sociocultural Theory  (4 Units)  Winter  

Instructor(s): Ian WhitmarshIan Whitmarsh also teaches: ANTHROPOL 211C

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Anthropology 205A.

Restrictions: Restricted to students in medical anthropology, and others at graduate standing with consent of instructor.

Activities: Seminar, Independent Study, Discussion

Continuation of Anthropology 205A, seminar in the history and theory of sociocultural anthropology as applied to oproblems of health, illness, medicine and medical institutions.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Medical Anthropology Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

ANTHROPOL 211A  Research Training Seminar  (4 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): Required for and open only to first and second-year students in the intercampus (UCB/UCSF) PhD Program in Medical Anthropology.

Restrictions: First or second year Medical Anthropology students from UCB/UCSF joint program

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Fieldwork, Discussion

Fundamentals of anthropological research design, methods, and analysis through lectures, readings and field assignments.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Medical Anthropology Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

ANTHROPOL 211B  Research Training Seminar  (8-10 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): Required for and open only to second-year students in the UCB/UCSF intercampus PhD Program in Medical Anthropology.

Restrictions: only available to second year students in Medical Anthropology unless have permission of instructor

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Fieldwork

Fundamentals of anthropological research design, methods, and analysis through lectures, readings and field assignments.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Medical Anthropology Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

ANTHROPOL 211C  Research Training Seminar  (6-8 Units)  Winter  

Instructor(s): Ian WhitmarshIan Whitmarsh also teaches: ANTHROPOL 205B

Prerequisite(s): Required for and open only to second-year students in the intercampus PhD Program in Medical Anthropology

Restrictions: None

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Fieldwork, Independent Study

Fundamentals of anthropological research design, methods, and analysis through lectures, readings and field assignments.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Medical Anthropology Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

ANTHROPOL 225  Contemporary Issues  (2-4 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring  

Instructor(s): Kelly R. Knight

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

Restrictions: None

Activities: Lecture

Introduction to selected controversies and current issues in medical anthropology, including sociology; sociocultural impact of high technology medicine; abortion, euthanasia and the right to life; status of research on the etiology of mental disorders; advocacy, praxis and the social scientist.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Medical Anthropology Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No

ANTHROPOL 249  Directed Reading  (2-4 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: This course's syllabus must be agreed upon by both instructor and student.

Activities: Independent Study, Discussion

This course focuses on the actual subject matter of the student's study area. It is customized by the instructor to each student, depending upon their exact topic of study.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Medical Anthropology Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

ANTHROPOL 250  Research  (5 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

Restrictions: must have advanced to candidacy.

Activities: Fieldwork

In this course, students will work together with a primary advisor to outline a research proposal to take into the field. Through this experience, the student will be able to demonstrate skills in conducting fieldwork research, including ethnographic interviews, the ability to identify the key points from these interviews and make notes that assist them when writing their dissertations. At the conclusion of this course, students will present their field notes to their advisors.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Medical Anthropology Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

ANTHROPOL 297  Special Study  (1-5 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

Restrictions: Instructor must agree to taken on student and craft specific course for them.

Activities: Independent Study, Discussion

Independent study.This course is restricted to doctoral candidates and is for elective coursework directly related to the student's fieldwork research or dissertation writing.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Medical Anthropology Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

ANTHROPOL 298  Dissertation Writing Seminar  (1-2 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): Open to students who have advanced to candidacy and who have completed doctoral dissertation fieldwork.

Restrictions: Course is limited to students who have completed their fieldwork and are in the dissertation writing phase of their degree.

Activities: Independent Study, Discussion

This course is for students who have finished fieldwork and data collection, and are writing their dissertation. The objective of the seminar is for students to produce draft chapters for their doctoral dissertation. It is customized by the instructor for each student(s), depending upon their exact dissertation topic.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Medical Anthropology Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

ANTHROPOL 299  Dissertation  (0 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): Advancement to candidacy and permission of the graduate advisor

Restrictions: student must be advanced to candidacy

For graduate students engaged in writing the dissertation for the PhD degree.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Medical Anthropology Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? No