May 22, 2024  
ARCHIVED 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 372 - Culture, Illness and Wellness: The Anthropology of Medicine

4.00 credit hours
Introduces students to the subfield of Medical Anthropology. The role of disease and nutrition in understanding the archaeological record. Human adaptation to endemic diseases. Ethno medical practitioners and their correlations to sociopolitical organization. Varied ways that peoples ascribe meaning to states of wellness and sickness. Classification of illnesses, their causes and treatments. Varied epistemologies of being well. Applied medical anthropology, including dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 165  or BIOL 104 .
iCon(s): Examining Health.

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