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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ANG6405

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-05-14
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1729 2006-11-08
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Anthropology AS 120500000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    David Himmelgreen 9741204

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ANG 6405 Socio Cultural Aspects of HIV/AIDS

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Graduate Standing


    Course Description

    This course is designed to provide an overview of the different social, economic, cultural, political,

    and ethical issues surrounding the spread of HIV/AIDS around the world.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Given the major significance of HIV/AIDS as a global public health issue, it is very important to provide students with a comprehensive view of the variety of factors that affect the spread and treatment of the epidemic.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course has been offered several times and attracts graduate students in several fields including anthropology, public health, nursing, and sociology. It is also a key class in the Biocultural Medical concentration which began in fall 2006.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    4 times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    PhD in Anthropology and/or related field.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To familiarize students with the impact of social, economic, cultural, and political factors that impact

    the spread of HIV/AIDS at the indidivual and community level both in the United States and abroad.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the course the students are able to:

    Be familiar with the major epidemiological trends of the epidemic around the world.

    Be able to discuss different theoretical, methodological, and ethical considerations in HIV/AIDS research.

    Be familiar with the specific needs of diverse population groups both in the US and abroad.

    Be familiar with issues related to testing and treatment of HIV/AIDS in the US and abroad.

    C. Major Topics

    1. The epidemiology of HIV/AIDS.

    2. Theoretical orientations to the study of HIV/AIDS.

    3. Methodological and ethical issues in the study of HIV/AIDS.

    4. HIV/AIDS among specific populations (e.g., women and children, same sex partners, youth, drug users, elderly people, people with mental disabilities, etc.)

    5. HIV/AIDS testing and treatment.

    D. Textbooks

    There is no textbook for this course. Rather, I use a copilation of about 50 to 60 journal articles that represent the "state of the art" in the field of HIV/AIDS.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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