Kathryn Caldera

Part Time Lecturer

Sociology / Anthropology

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Liberal Arts 392F


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Cross-disciplinary debates about health, wellness and health care. The course challenges students to look critically at health care practices and understand the complexities of health policy; understand the impact of culture and historical change on understandings of health, illness and the body; and see how globalizing economies and structures of inequality shape illness, health care, and individual well-being.

Cross-disciplinary debates about health, wellness and health care. The course challenges students to look critically at health care practices and understand the complexities of health policy; understand the impact of culture and historical change on understandings of health, illness and the body; and see how globalizing economies and structures of inequality shape illness, health care, and individual well-being.

A survey of the fundamental principles of sociology and the basic factors conditioning social behavior.

A survey of the fundamental principles of sociology and the basic factors conditioning social behavior.

AN exploration of the social construction of mental illness through a critical examination of the historical development of the mental health industry and the roles played by economic, political, and social actors in the growing diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions.

AN exploration of the social construction of mental illness through a critical examination of the historical development of the mental health industry and the roles played by economic, political, and social actors in the growing diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions.

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Online and Continuing Education Courses

An introduction to the basic concepts of social and cultural anthropology. Readings emphasize the comparative study of societies at different levels of socio-cultural integration and from different areas of the world. This may include a brief introduction to physical anthropology and archaeology.
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An introduction to the basic concepts of social and cultural anthropology. Readings emphasize the comparative study of societies at different levels of socio-cultural integration and from different areas of the world. This may include a brief introduction to physical anthropology and archaeology.

The analysis of work in modern society, and how, historically, labor/management relations have shaped our lives.

Exploration of how culture and systems of social inequality shape health and health care practices in different societies around the world. The course examines cultural concepts of health, illness, and healing; the nature of the therapeutic encounter; and the impact of differences in wealth, race, gender on health and access to health care. This course is especially relevant for students pursuing careers in health and social service fields and who are interested in understanding culture and cultural diversity.
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A look at ancient and modern food production and its environmental impact. Diet and nutrition; population pressure and hunger; the politics of food; and, modern food processing and its implications are all subjects of study.

Investigation of special areas in Sustainable Studies. May be repeated with change of content.

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