Sep 29, 2023  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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)