UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form NC:

New Course Proposal

FORM NC

(2/00)

 

Discipline:

Anthropology

Form NC #:

 

Date:

10-9-02

 

 

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (see instructions).

 

Anth 3501s. Critical Medical Anthropology. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 2501 or #;not offered 2003-04).

An analysis of the role of biomedicine as an increasingly dominant medical system in the world. The factors of race/ethnicity, gender, and social class in the ability to access, negotiate, and influence biomedical practice, beliefs, and research.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

New faculty member prepared to teach this course. It serves general interests of the general student body and completes a two-course sequence in an important and growing sub-field of general anthropology. Reflects special interest and area of knowledge of a new faculty member.

 

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Spring 2004

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Julie Pelletier

Is course repeatable? (if yes, give max cr)

No

To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

None, new offering

Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):

Seminar

 

Course requires:(check all that apply):

 

Laboratory sections

 

Recitation/discussion sections

IV. Assessment Information

Please state clearly and briefly the GOALS of this course.

 

To acquaint students with the growing importance of biomedicine ("Western medicine") throughout the world, with particular emphasis on the particular health problems of specific groups and the inequities in access to medical care.

 

How will you ASSESS the success of this course in achieving the GOALS described above?

 

Class discussions, examinations, and a paper.

 

V. GER Exception Request

If no GER category is being designated for this course, give rationale for exception:

 

VI. Honors Rationale

If an Honors course, please outline how your proposed course will fit the Honors Program guidelines.

 

 

 

Regular Approval Process:

For long-term approval, curricular change forms must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):

 

Date

Step #

 

 

1)

Discipline approves (sends hard copy and electronic copy of proposal to #2)

 

 

 

2)

Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)

 

 

 

3)

Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4)

 

 

 

4)

Campus Assembly approves. (New courses become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval.)