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Ohio State University
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Anthrop 601.04 - Global Perspectives on Women’s Health

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Global Perspectives on Women s Health Anthropology 601 04 Spring 2008 Dr Barbara Piperata Days Time MW 2 30 4 18 Location Caldwell Laboratory Room 109 Office Hours Tues 1 4 Office Lord Hall 113 A Course Description This course will examine health issues important in the lives of women around the world The course will take a life cycle approach beginning with issues surrounding the birth of girl babies continuing through the period of growth and development adulthood including pregnancy and lactation and ending with senescence The course will end with a consideration of programs aimed at improving women s lives world wide We will take a bio cultural approach in considering the topics in this course The bio cultural perspective considers our evolutionary history as well as the interplay between our modern biology and culture The goal of this course is to provide students with a clearer understanding of the biology of the female life cycle and a greater appreciation for the health risks women face on a global scale In addition by taking a bio cultural perspective students should gain a richer understanding of the complexities of the health issues women face and the importance of considering both biological and cultural perspectives in improving women s health Required Texts 1 Croll E 2001 Endangered Daughters Discrimination and Development in Asia London Routledge 2 Gruenbaum E 2000 The Female Circumcision Controversy An Anthropological Perspective Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 3 Yunus M 2007 Banker to the Poor Micro Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty New York PublicAffairs 4 Articles available in pdf format on Carmen Note at the end of the syllabus you will find a numbered list of these articles Under Theme Readings these articles will be referred to by these same numbers STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING THEIR NEEDS KNOWN TO THE INSTRUCTOR AS SOON AS THE QUARTER BEGINS AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SEEKING AVAILABLE ASSISTANCE



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