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ANSOC 350 - Medical Anthropology


Prerequisites: ANSOC 100 ; recommended ANSOC 305  
Requirement Fulfillment: Fulfills a course requirement in the Anthropology + Sociology Core Concentration
This course examines the ways that culture shapes the meaning of health and illness in everyday life by engaging the study of Medical Anthropology. This vast subfield of cultural anthropology encompasses the investigations of the cultural construction of health and illness, mind-body interaction, the social relations of healing, and the political-economy of health care, among other more specific topics. The course material merges theoretical and applied approaches to explore research of both Western biomedical and non-western medical traditions as they shape diagnosis, treatment and the experience of suffering. Assignments incorporate instruction in the qualitative methods used in this subfield of cultural anthropology.

3 credits
Alternate Years



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