ANTHR 434

Medical Anthropology

Anthropology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Interactions between culture and health in comparative perspective, emphasizing social, historical, and ecological determinants.

When Taught

Contact Department

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3

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3

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3

Fixed

0

Recommended

Anthr 247

Title

Methods and Theory

Learning Outcome

Students will gain knowledge of the current soci-cultural practices best suited for applications with relation to medical anthropology as it is utilized in both domestic and international projects and in diverse communities.

Title

Social Theory and Illness

Learning Outcome

Students will learn how to interpret the social dynamics of medical decision-making and understand the likely social, cultural, political and economic factors influencing helath, illness, and sickness.

Title

Critical Thinking Skills

Learning Outcome

Students will learn how to think critically on their own experiences of health and inequality in the United States in the light of the concepts and methods introduced in this course.