ANTHRCUL 325 - Childbirth & Culture
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Advisory Prerequisites:
Sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course focuses on the distinctive sociocultural configurations of childbirth practices and beliefs over time and in different societies. Exploring the great variety in how childbirth is managed and made meaningful across the world and in the United States reveals the cultural logics underlying practices and beliefs surrounding childbirth. We will analyze birth as a biosocial, biocultural process that reveals much about our understandings of gender, the body, medical authority, spiritual authority, community, and individual agency during pregnancy and childbirth. Throughout our study, we will pay careful attention to the experiences of the birthing parent throughout the medicalization of childbirth and its move to biomedical settings that prioritize the child and hospital protocols. Selected readings, films, advertisements, and other media will serve as material for our analysis. The goals of this course are twofold: To investigate how childbirth informs and reflects cultural beliefs, and to empower students, as future health professionals, birth support personnel, and/or birthing parents, to make informed and compassionate choices during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period.

Schedule

ANTHRCUL 325 - Childbirth & Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
37063
Open
13
 
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
37071
Open
2
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
37073
Open
5
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
37074
Open
1
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
37075
Open
3
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
37076
Closed
0
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
37077
Open
2
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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