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SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
Power, Knowledge, Practice, and the Body
1 Course Introduction: Biopolitics and Bioethics  
2 Bio-Medical Ethics and Biological Citizenship  
3 Creating Doctors  
4 Medical Students in Malawi  
(Un)ethical Medical Care and Experimentation
5

Medical Research and Ethical Medical Experimentation

Screening: The Lynchburg Story: Eugenic Sterilization in America

Paper 1 due
6 Contemporary Approaches to Autonomy, Consent, Disclosure, and Culture  
7

Biological Citizenship? Cancer and AIDS in Africa

Screening: It’s My Life

 
8

Human Subjects Research, Pharmaceuticals, and Resource-Poor Settings

Screening: Uganda – Your Money Or Your Life

 
The(Bio)Politics of Intervention
9

Reproduction, Contraception, and Abortion

Screening: Skin Deep: Norplant in Poor Communities and 12th & Delaware

Paper 2 due
10

Race and Reproduction

Guest Lecturer: Khiara M. Bridges, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Boston University

 
11

New Reproductive Technologies and International Reproductive Tourism

Guest Lecturer: Burcu Mutlu

 
12

Representing Medical Humanitarianism in Film

Screening: Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders

 
13 Medical Humanitarianism Redux Paper 3 due

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