Graduate Specialization in Anthropologies of Medicine, Science, and Technology
The Graduate Specialization in Anthropologies of Medicine, Science, and Technology is unique both structurally and programmatically: Structurally, the Specialization requires that students take four approved graduate courses, one of which must be the Proseminar in Medicine, Science, and Technology. These requirements allow students to explore emergent issues of medicine, science, and technology that may inform and support their research. Students completing the Graduate Specialization in Anthropologies of Medicine, Science, and Technology must fulfill all Ph.D. requirements of their home departments, and can append "Specialization in Anthropologies of Medicine, Science, and Technology" to their curricula vitae. Programmatically, the specialization builds on an exciting set of research trajectories among faculty and students in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. The specialization is predicated on the realization that the social phenomena studied by "medical anthropology" and "science and technology studies" are in fact inextricably linked, and understanding these linked formations requires moving between disparate fields of inquiry.
The Graduate Specialization in Anthropologies of Medicine, Science, and Technology has the following requirements (which can be completed in any order):
- Successful completion of the Proseminar in Medicine, Science, and Technology.
- Successful completion of three other graduate courses approved for the specialization, two of which must be offered by the Department of Anthropology.
Courses other than those listed below may be approved on a case-by-case basis. All three of these graduate courses must be regular graduate seminars: independent study or directed reading courses may not be used to fulfill any part of this requirement.
APPROVED COURSES (SELECTIONS)
Anthropology 233A: U.S. Latinos, Culture, Medical Beliefs
Anthropology 231B: Sociocultural Biologies
Anthropology 250B: Cybersociality
Anthropology 251A: Reading Seminar in Science Studies
Anthropology 289D: Medical Anthropology
Anthropology 289G: Subjectivity and Psychoanalysis
Anthropology 289A: Anthropology and the Problem of Suffering
Anthropology 250A: The Cultural Politics of Visual Representation
Anthropology 289M: Other Knowledges
Anthropology 236A: Borders and Bodies
Anthropology 289K: Language and Design
Criminology, Law, and Society 233: Historical Criminology
Women's Studies 201: Subjects of Technology
Women's Studies 210a: Body Politics
Women's Studies 210b: Feminist Technoscience Studies
Women's Studies 210c: Gender and Technoculture
Keith M. Murphy