Medical Anthropology

Medical Anthropology
Interactions between culture and health in comparative perspective, emphasizing social, historical, and ecological determinants.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 RecommendedAnthr 247.
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining ANTHR 434
Course Outcomes

Methods and Theory

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.

Social Theory and Illness

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.

Critical Thinking Skills

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.