2020-2021 SOSA SPECIAL TOPICS AND ISSUES COURSES
SOSA 3189-SPECIAL TOPICS: Ethnobotany: Plants- Health, Science and Culture-Plants and human beings have co-evolved, each impacting the other’s survival. We explore: ancient domestication; indigenous plant uses; cultural taxonomies; ethnobotany; foraging; medicinal/subsistence wild and semi-wild plants; ethnomedicine; artificial selection, soil salience; seed saving; aesthetics; invasive plants; ecological imperialism; plants' salience during epidemics and pandemics across time and space.
SOSA 4004-Issues in Economy, Work and Development
SOSA 4006-Issues in Critical Health Studies-This class focuses on health, illness, and explanation. We will interrogate social and biological explanations of illness, discuss controversies and disagreements relating to competing explanatory approaches, and examine issues of causality in relation to illness and disease. Course material will incorporate both conceptual/theoretical work in sociology, as well as the empirical work that uses such concepts to study health and illness. Topics covered include biosociality, the social determinants of health, individual differences, the sociology of suffering, and microsociological approaches to illness.
SOSA 4016-SPECIAL TOPICS: TBA
SOSA 4017-SPECIAL TOPICS: Social Life of Emotion
SOSA 4005-Issues in Social Justice and Inequality
FALL TERM 202