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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ANG6733
Tracking Number - 2689

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-10-11
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/6/13. approved. Cleared Syst Concurrence 7/31/13. to SCNS 8/5/13. Approved eff 9/1/13

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-12-04
  2. Department: Anthropology
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 120500000
  5. Contact Person: Heide Castaneda
  6. Phone: 8139742138
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ANG
  9. Number: 6733
  10. Full Title: Issues in Migrant Health
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Migrant Health
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: This course provides an overview of health issues associated with transnational migration from an anthropological point of view.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program
  26. 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 attracts a good number of students from medical and cultural anthropology. Average student enrollment in past semesters has been 16 graduate students.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 2 times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD in anthropology, familiarity with migrant health issues
  29. Objectives: To familiarize students with the issues that affect the health and well-being of migrants in diverse contexts. To provide and overview of theories, methods, and ethical issues surrounding the study of health among migrant populations from an anthropological perspective
  30. Learning Outcomes: . On completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Describe the main theories underlying the migration-health relationship, and apply these theories to the understanding of the current health issues experienced by migrants in the US and other host countries;

    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the structural and other constraints on health and specific barriers faced by migrant populations in accessing health care;

    3. Critique some of the current initiatives developed to improve health indicators among migrant populations and consider more appropriate solutions from an applied anthropological perspective.

  31. Major Topics: Social determinants of health and health disparities, anthropological approaches to the study of migrant health, Cultural competency and the clinical encounter, Health care access and experiences, U.S.; Health care access and experiences, international perspectives; Acculturation, Assimilation, and Health Paradoxes;Discrimination, Liminality, and Stress: Social and Biocultural Mental Health & Substance Use; Occupational Health Perspectives; Reproduction and citizenship;Communicable Disease: Case Studies from HIV and Tuberculosis;Chronic Illness: Case Studies from Cancer and Diabetes; Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Displaced Populations
  32. Textbooks: None
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Selection of articles
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Course participation & attendance 10%

    Leading seminar (~twice during semester) 20%

    Synthesis papers (total of eight) 40%

    Semester project and short paper 30%

    Final grades are based on the following scale: A+ = 98-100, A = 92-97, A- = 90-91, B+ = 88-89, B = 82-87, B- = 80-81, C+ = 78-79, C = 72-77, C- = 70-71, D+ = 68-69, D = 62-67, D- = 60-61, F =

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: See above
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: No make up work allowed
  38. Program This Course Supports: MA, MA/MPH, and PhD programs in medical and cultural anthropology
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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