Describe the local and global political, social, and economic factors that influence individual and public health to shape programs and policies.

Describe the local and global political, social, and economic factors that influence individual and public health to shape programs and policies.

This assignment will help you to achieve the following Course Objectives:

– describe the role of culture in health, illness, and healing and medical anthropology’s contributions to individual and public health in domestic and international contexts

– describe the local and global political, social, and economic factors that influence individual and public health to shape programs and policies

Your RESEARCH PAPER (4-5 pages) is an “authentic assessment”; that is, it asks you to complete tasks that anthropologists actually perform. This assignment is worth 25% of your overall grade. See the Course Schedule for Due Dates.

In this assignment you will build on the work you did for the Literature Review. You are expected to take the information you collected and analyzed in the Lit. Review and use it as the basis for an Argumentative/Persuasive Formal Essay (4-5 double-spaced pages).

You must include and integrate the following as part of your essay:

A brief Summary (with citations) of any anthropological work on the topic you can find in peer-reviewed journals (not websites unless it’s a peer-reviewed journal website) using the UMUC Library bibliographic Refer to your Literature Review as a baseline. You can add additional peer-reviewed sources beyond your Literature Review if necessary.
Theoretical Your theoretical orientation is your idea about what factors determine, influence, or shape your perspective and that are important to explain or better understand regarding your topic. In other words, it’s your theory about why things happen or why things are as they are. A theoretical orientation “…determines what questions get asked and how they get answered” (Brown and Barrett, Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology, 2009, p. 2).
Your specific Research What do you want to know?
Your How will you answer your questions? What exactly will you do? If conducting mini-ethnography or interviews: Where will you do it? Who will you interview? How many people? What settings or groups will you compare?


 

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