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    Macalester College
   
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018

ANTH 239 - Medical Anthropology


This course examines issues of health, illness, and healing from a variety of anthropological perspectives. From a cross-cultural perspective, we will examine the diversity of beliefs about human health and sickness, and a variety of healing practices by which people treat them. From the perspective of critical epidemiology, we will wrestle with recurrent problems of socioeconomic inequalities, ecological disruptions, and their impact upon the differential distribution, prevention, and treatment of human diseases. Previous courses in anthropology are recommended but not required. Alternate years. (4 Credits)