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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ANG6732

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-10-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/6/13; pending revision to objectives. Faculty emailed 5/10/13; course put in queue for revision; ready to review; GC apprd 8/5/13. to USF Sys. To SCNS 8/23/13. Approved Effective 10/1/14

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2974 2012-10-15
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Anthropology AS 120500000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Heide Castaneda 8139742138

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ANG 6732 Global Health from an Anthropological Perspective

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 D - Discussion (Primarily) -
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Global Health/Anthro
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0





    Course Description

    The aim of the course is to situate the debate about what is ‘global health’ clearly in an anthropological perspective.

  3. Justification

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

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    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?

    Taught on a regular basis for Applied Anthropology students. Also core course for proposed Medical Anthropology graduate certificate program.

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

    Yes, 3 or more times

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

    The instructor teaching the course needs a PhD degree.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Course objectives:

    • Understand how an anthropological perspective provides a global and cross-cultural perspective to the topic of ‘global health’;

    • Situate the definitions and discussion about what global health is, and what it should be, within the larger multi-disciplinary arena;

    • Analyze anthropological case studies of global health to comprehend the role that culture plays in its development;

    • Become familiar with the various national and multi-national global health agencies such as the CDC, PAHO, and WHO and how they operate;

    • Study in-depth a particular global health issue and become its advocate.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Become familiar with the global health and anthropology literature through literature reviews;

    • Develop a critical and comprehensive understanding of the roles of politics and culture in the field of global health by reading political critiques of global health;

    • Prepare and present class overview of a particular topic of significance in global health discussions;

    • Write and submit to the appropriate global health agency a ‘white paper’ on the selected topic that includes realistic recommendations for remediation of the problem.

    C. Major Topics

    While the anthropological perspective certainly draws on research formulated in our sister disciplines of medical sociology, medical geography, tropical disease, history of medicine, public health and epidemiology for this course it is grounded in critical medical anthropology.

    D. Textbooks

    Briggs Charles L and Clara Mantini Briggs

    2003 Stories in the Time of Cholera: Racial Profiling During a Medical Nightmare. University of California Press, Los Angeles.

    Rylko-Bauer, Barbara, Linda Whiteford, and Paul Farmer (eds)

    2009 Global Health in Times of Violence. School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe.


    Whiteford, Linda M. and Robert T. Trotter

    2008 Ethics and Anthropological Research and Practice. Waveland Press, Inc., Long Grove.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases


    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    10% = active and engaged participation

    20% = development and guidance of one seminar

    40% = creation and presentation of a team white paper

    30% = development of a single-authored white paper

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. 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. It’s 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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    If a student fails to complete in-class and homework or out of class assignments according to the time stipulated by the instructor, the student will not be able to make up the work unless the absence is justified and documented

    (i.e. doctor’s note). The student will then have a maximum of one week (starting on the date the class was missed) to turn in the work. In the event that the student’s absence is unexcused, late work will not be accepted.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MA and PhD in Applied Anthropology (Medical and Cultural Anthropology Tracks)

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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