ANTH 195 HIV/AIDS in Cross-Cultural Context
Instructor: Brian Joseph Gilley, Ph.D.
Time: MWF 11:15 - 12:05 Room: 110 Rowell
Office: 510 Williams Phone: 656-4144
Office Hours: M 12-1pm; W 8-9am; F 12-1pm; or by appt.
Texts: A Neighborhood Divided by Jane Balin
AIDS and Accusation by Paul Farmer
Reading Group Participation
& Assignments: 200pts.
Midterm: 300 pts.
Reflection Papers: 100 pts.
Final: 400 pts.
Total: 1000 pts.
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
60 - 69 D
59 - 00 F
The Reading Group assignments will occur weekly on Fridays. Reading groups will center on the book AIDS and Accusation. Students will be assigned to a reading group for the semester. They will discuss the assigned readings and assigned questions among their group and write a response to the readings during class.
The Midterm will be an in class essay exam.
Reflection Papers are written assignments where students respond to several questions asked by the professor.
The Final will be an in class exam. This is a comprehensive exam.
Expectations/Attendance/Late Assignments/Makeup tests: Students are expected to attend class and have completed readings assignments for the day that they are assigned. If the student expects to do well in the class they should attend every class possible and come prepared to contribute to class discussion. No late assignments will be accepted unless previously arranged with the professor. No make-up tests will be given without supporting documentation of a valid reason for missing the exam.
Plagiarism/Academic Honesty: Plagiarism is representing someone else's ideas or work as your own. To avoid plagiarism, when you use someone else's data, arguments, designs, words, ideas, project, etc.; you must make it clear that the work originated with someone else by citing the source. Students suspected of violating academic honesty policies will be reported to UVM Judicial Affairs.
Politeness/Respect Policy: Students are expected to not answer cell phones and preferably turn them off before entering the classroom. Students who talk among themselves during lectures will be asked to leave the classroom. Students who get up to leave the classroom are expected not to return. Class is only 50 minutes long and any phone conversations, bathroom breaks, et cetera should be taken care of before or after class.
I reserve the right to alter this syllabus anytime during the semester.
Week One Intro to Course
Aug. 29 Course Goals
31 Class Discussion about HIV
Sept. 1 Begin HIV 101
Week Two HIV 101
5 No Class, Labor Day
7 “HIV Infection and AIDS” by Bolin and Whelehan, Perspectives on Human Sexuality, on e-reserve.
9 Excerpts from “The River” by E. Hooper, on e-reserve.
Week Three Academics, Anthropology, and HIV/AIDS
12 “Sexuality, Culture, and Power in HIV/AIDS Research”, Richard Paker, Annu. Rev. Anthropol. 2001. On e-reserve.
14 “Rethinking Anthropology: The Study of AIDS,” Ralf Bolton, Culture and Sexual Risk, on e-reserve.
16 Concept Mapping
Week Four The HIV/AIDS Industry
26 Chapter 1, Inventing AIDS, Cindy Patton. On e-reserve.
28 Chapter 3, Inventing AIDS, Cindy Patton. On e-reserve.
30 Concept Mapping
Week Five HIV and “Community Values”
Oct. 3 A Community Divided, 1-24.
5 A Community Divided, 25 - 75.
7 A Community Divided, 76- 98.
Week Six HIV and “Community Values” cont’d
10 A Community Divided, 99-158.
14 Fall Recess
18 AIDS and Accusation, pgs. 1-58.
20 Book Discussions Begin
Week Eight AIDS Related Beliefs
24 “Youth, sin and sex
26 “Gender and class differences in young people’s sexualty and HIV/AIDS risk taking behaviors in Thailand” C. Thianthai, Culture, Health and Sexuality, 6(3). On e-reserve.
28 AIDS and Accusation, pgs. 59 - 109
Week Nine Societal Factors of Risk
31 “Desperately Seeking Skeezers …”, W. N. Elwood et al. , Journal of Ethnicity and Substance Abuse, 2(1), 2003. On e-reserve.
Nov. 2 “Nobody Gives a Damn if I Live or Die,” N. Romero-Daza et al., Medical Anthropology 22: . On e-reserve.
4 AIDS and Accusation, pgs. 110 - 140.
Week Ten Political Economy of AIDS
7 “Listening for Prophetic Voices,” & “New Malaise” P. Farmer, Pathologies of Power. On e- reserve.
9 “Native American Prevention,” I. Vernon, Killing Us Quietly, on e- reserve.
11 AIDS and Accusation, pgs. 141 - 190.
Week Eleven Disease Etiology and the Infected
14 “Virginity Testing …” S. Leclerc-Madlala, Med. Anth. Quart. 15(4). On e-reserve.
16 “Rural Children’s attitudes to people with HIV/AIDS in Mali …,” S. Castle, Culture, Health and Sexuality, 6(1). On e-reserve.
18 HIV/AIDS and the Challenge of Care in Native America, B.J. Gilley, presentation.
23 Thanksgiving Break
25 Thanksgiving Break
Week Thirteen The Problem of Intervention
28 “Snag Bags,” B. Gilley, unpublished article, on e-reserve.
30 “Half-Way There …”
Dec. 2 AIDS and Accusation, pgs. 191 - 207
Week Fourteen Discuss and Review
5 Class Reading Discussion and Assignment
AIDS and Accusation, pgs. 208 - 263.
7 Test Review