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ANTH 183A

Off-Campus Extended Studies Course

May or Winter Term off-campus study project with an anthropological theme.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
variable

Current Semester Information

Angela Castaneda

183AA: Gender,Sexuality/Mexico

Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Mexico (Winter Term)

Have you ever heard or used the phrase "man up" or wondered what it means to be a "good" mother? In this Extended Studies course we explore these questions as well as other issues related to gender, sexuality and reproduction. Specifically, our course provides a multidisciplinary experience for students by analyzing texts that bridge perspectives from sociology and anthropology as well as offering students the opportunity to learn quantitative and qualitative methods such as participant observation, survey, interview, and community-based education techniques. This course also includes a cross-cultural experience with a two-week off-campus component to be held in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico-and a one-week on-campus component to facilitate pre-departure and re-entry programing. While in Mexico, we will work with CASA, a grassroots, youth-driven organization, which provides comprehensive education and health services to adolescents and their families. CASA has nine programs which include: family planning, human rights, gender equity basic health care, professional midwifery, prevention of violence and childhood development. Students will work with CASA peer health counselors, participate in training sessions and observe how these key themes are implemented in communities through CASA's programming at their maternity hospital, midwifery school, daycare center, public library, and community outreach programs.

Enrollment in Professor Oware or Castaneda's 2014 First Year Seminar course OR permission from instructor. Please note that we have reserved a limited number of spots for upperclass students-contact one of these instructors for more information.

For more information about this course, including costs, please visit the Horizons off campus study system at https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/ then select "Search Programs" and enter "DePauw University Extended Studies" in the provider dropdown. To apply to participate in this course, select the "Welcome" tab in Horizons and login.


Angela Castaneda

183SA: Gender,Sexuality/Mexico

Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Mexico (Winter Term)

Have you ever heard or used the phrase "man up" or wondered what it means to be a "good" mother? In this Extended Studies course we explore these questions as well as other issues related to gender, sexuality and reproduction. Specifically, our course provides a multidisciplinary experience for students by analyzing texts that bridge perspectives from sociology and anthropology as well as offering students the opportunity to learn quantitative and qualitative methods such as participant observation, survey, interview, and community-based education techniques. This course also includes a cross-cultural experience with a two-week off-campus component to be held in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico-and a one-week on-campus component to facilitate pre-departure and re-entry programing. While in Mexico, we will work with CASA, a grassroots, youth-driven organization, which provides comprehensive education and health services to adolescents and their families. CASA has nine programs which include: family planning, human rights, gender equity basic health care, professional midwifery, prevention of violence and childhood development. Students will work with CASA peer health counselors, participate in training sessions and observe how these key themes are implemented in communities through CASA's programming at their maternity hospital, midwifery school, daycare center, public library, and community outreach programs.

Enrollment in Professor Oware or Castaneda's 2014 First Year Seminar course OR permission from instructor. Please note that we have reserved a limited number of spots for upperclass students-contact one of these instructors for more information.

For more information about this course, including costs, please visit the Horizons off campus study system at https://depauw-horizons.symplicity.com/ then select "Search Programs" and enter "DePauw University Extended Studies" in the provider dropdown. To apply to participate in this course, select the "Welcome" tab in Horizons and login.