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.

Please note: The Specialization in Anthropologies of Medicine, Science, and Technology is available to Ph.D. students and is different from the M.A. in Social Sciences (Medicine, Science, and Technology Studies). Current anthropology graduate students can also earn the M.A. in MSTS degree with completion of the 9 required courses and the comprehensive exam. Click here for more information.

Requirements:

The Graduate Specialization in Anthropologies of Medicine, Science, and Technology has the following requirements (which can be completed in any order):

  1. Successful completion of the Proseminar in Medicine, Science, and Technology.
  2. 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.

When you have completed the required coursework, fill out the "MSTS Specialization Form" and give it to the Graduate Director of the Department of Anthropology. Once this form has been approved, you may list “Graduate Specialization in Anthropologies of Medicine, Science, and Technology” on your CV. As this is a specialization (not an emphasis or minor), it will not appear on your diploma or transcripts.

APPROVED COURSES (SELECTIONS)
228A: Anthropology of Encounters
229A: Anthropology of Knowledge
231C: Technomethods for Sociocultural Research
232B: Medical Anthropology
232C: Ethnographies of Science and Medicine
236A: Borders and Bodies
249A: Humanisim and Posthumanism
249B:  Multispecies Anthropology
250A: The Cultural Politics of Visual Representation
250B: Cybersociality
253A: Design, Aesthetics, and Social Life  
256A: Ethnographies of Technology
257A: Natures and Environments
289M: Other Knowledges

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