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ANTH 344 Medical Anthropology (1)

This course introduces students to medical anthropology. By exploring human health, sickness and healing from diverse theoretical and cross-cultural perspectives, students will learn how different peoples around the world: conceptualize the human body, explain the causes of disease, manage patients and healers, contend with stress, and articulate the meaning and origin of social suffering. The course has a service learning component.

Prerequisite: One course in Anthropology and/or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Millen