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Spring 2018
Apr 23, 2021
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SOAN 0387 - Medical Anthropology
*Medical Anthropology: Approaches to Affliction and Healing* In this course, an introduction to medical anthropology, we will explore cultural and political-economic perspectives on health, illness, and disease. Topics covered include: (1) biocultural approaches to understanding health; (2) medical systems, including biomedicine and others; (3) the effects of poverty and inequality on health outcomes; and (4) the social construction of health and illness. Students will apply these concepts in understanding an aspect of health, illness, or healing in their own research project with an ethnographic component. An introductory course in anthropology or familiarity with medical or public health issues is recommended. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Anthropology)
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Discussion, Lecture, Screening

Social Sciences Division
Sociology/Anthropology Department

Course Attributes:

Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
May not be enrolled as the following Classifications:     
      3-6.99 Credits
      0-2.99 Credits

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