b) describes how this illness/condition can be understood in relation to bio-cultural and bio-social factors, 


For this assignment, you will be asked to choose one illness/condition e.g., diabetes, schizophrenia, HIV/Aids) The topic I have chosen is Bipolar disorder) and write a 2500-3000 word paper that does the following: a) briefly describes the illness/condition; b) describes how this illness/condition can be understood in relation to bio-cultural and bio-social factors, by drawing upon course material/readings, peer-reviewed academic work, and any other relevant material, and c) proposes a brief plan for how this illness/condition could be researched further from an anthropological perspective. The purpose of this assignment is to assess your ability to: 1) Apply core concepts, perspectives, and material from this course to a particular illness/condition 2) Find and synthesize academic work in order to write about a particular topic 3) Organize and communicate your ideas.