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ANTH322 Conceiving Reproduction

The social and cultural management of human reproduction. Through ethnographic case studies anthropological interpretations and explanations of family formation, population control, the traffic of women and children and fertility products, adoption, surrogacy, reproductive technologies and the commercialisation of procreation will be discussed.

This paper introduces students to anthropological reproduction. During the semester we will explore questions relating to forms of population control, family formation, the traffic of women and children, inter-country adoption, adoption, surrogacy, reproductive technologies and the commercialisation of procreation in the contemporary social world.

Paper title Conceiving Reproduction
Paper code ANTH322
Subject Anthropology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
18 200-level ANTH points or 108 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
This course is designed for students with and without strong backgrounds in Anthropology.
Contact
anthropology@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Ruth Fitzgerald
One tutor to be appointed.
Paper Structure
Internal assessment: Either a reflective essay drawing in part on a book review (for non-Anthropology Majors), or a very small scale practical research assignment (for Anthropology Majors), plus several pop quizzes and one small verbal presentation on the essay topic presented in the seminars.

External assessment: Multiple choice end of semester exam.

The course involves active learning and students are requested to read their required weekly readings before attending class.
Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture per week with some informal student participation in the last 4 weeks of the course.

One 1-hour tutorial per week.
Textbooks
Required reading is from journal articles and book chapters available electronically through the library using course reserve.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
lifelong learning, critical thinking, cultural understanding, ethics, research.
view more information about otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Be able to make a reasoned judgement about the complex and culturally specific meanings of human reproduction within their chosen study site and support this interpretation with evidence. Demonstrate high level written and verbal communication skills.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

The social and cultural management of human reproduction. Features local and international anthropological studies of family formation, population control, trafficking, commoditised fertility, adoption, surrogacy, and other reproductive technologies.

This paper introduces students to the anthropological study of human reproduction and kinship. Our critical approach draws upon the 'new' kinship studies, feminist anthropologies, social studies of science, medical anthropology and political economy.

Paper title Conceiving Reproduction
Paper code ANTH322
Subject Anthropology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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Prerequisite
18 200-level ANTH points or 108 points
Restriction
ANTH 222
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
This paper is designed for students with and without strong backgrounds in Anthropology.
Contact
anthropology@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Ruth Fitzgerald
One tutor to be appointed
Paper Structure
Internal assessment: Either a reflective essay drawing in part on a book review (for non-Anthropology majors) or a very small-scale practical research assignment (for Anthropology majors), plus several pop quizzes and one small verbal presentation on the essay topic presented in the seminars.

External assessment: Multiple-choice end of semester exam.

The paper involves active learning, and students are requested to read their required weekly readings before attending class.
Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture per week with some informal student participation in the last four weeks of the paper.

One 1-hour tutorial per week.
Textbooks
Required reading is from journal articles and book chapters available electronically through the library using course reserve.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Be able to make a reasoned judgement about the complex and culturally specific meanings of human reproduction within their chosen study site and support this interpretation with evidence
  • Demonstrate high level written and verbal communication skills

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
T2 Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
T3 Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
T4 Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41