Spring 2012

Law, Science, and Medicine:  Ethnographic Investigations

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-321

Moodle site: Course


Jennifer A. Hamilton (Section 01)


This course introduces students to ethnographic approaches to the study of law, science, and medicine.  Through the critical reading and analysis of ethnographic texts, students will learn about the substantive areas of political and legal anthropology, science studies, and critical medical anthropology.  Students will also build a methodological toolkit for investigating complex social problems in the areas of law, science, and medicine.  Specific topics of investigation include human rights and humanitarian interventions; organ transplantation and the exchange of biological materials; global pharmaceuticals; and multispecies ethnography.  The course will culminate in final mini-ethnographic research projects designed by students.

Limited to 15 students.  Spring semester.  Visiting Lecturer Hamilton.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to seniors and majors


2018-19: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2012