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Reading Medical Ethnography
SISP 300
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: SOC 318

This seminar examines foundational books in medical ethnography. Students will compare different ways of approaching the study of health and illness through observations, interviews, and personal reflections. The course will look at the main issues that have motivated ethnographers to study medicine through fieldwork. We will use these texts as springboards to consider how authors' research methods, research questions, and writing styles reflect the politics of science and the state. We will explore, for example, the changing ways in which ethnographers have viewed their own place within the social worlds they study. The course will prepare students to research and write their own medical ethnographies in future semesters.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SISP
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)(SOC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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