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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AN 282 Introduction to Medical Anthropology

This course provides an introductory overview of how medical anthropology has contributed to an understanding of the cultural embeddedness of knowledge and practive around health, illness, disease and healing. The course reviews the central anthropological schools of thought (ecological, interpretive, and critical medical anthropology) in the ethnographi examination of disease causality, the dynamics of healers’ roles, health disparities among individuals at the local level. An emphasis of the course is familiarizing students with the actual research processes associated with participant observation, mostly qulaitative, that anthropologist utilize in creating ethnographic monographs.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite:  AN120 or PBH110 or PBH 120 or permission of the instructor