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Spring 2021
Aug 07, 2022
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Intro: Medical Anthropology - 38268 - ANTH 250 - 01
Medical anthropology is a fascinating and fast-developing branch of anthropology with great potential for careers in anthropology, medicine, public health, international aid and development, and environmental studies. We will examine medical systems from a cross-cultural perspective, learning about traditional theories of health and illness while keeping in mind international politics and the effects of globalization. Topics include: the cultural history of clinical medicine and medical anthropology, traditional medical practices from around the world, folk and alternative health care systems, race, class, and gender in health care and health disparities in the U.S., and the relationship of human health with environmental health. There will be an individual case study assignment on the impact of contemporary problems (such as income inequality, war, instability, gender disparities, displacement and refugee status, and others) on health and health care in majority Muslim communities. *Some seats in this class are reserved.*
Associated Term: Spring 2021
Registration Dates: Nov 16, 2020 to Feb 05, 2021
Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: X-List: DBST, Core: Diversity/Domestic, SFS/CULP Social Science, SFS/CULP Core, SFS/IPOL Electives, SFS/RCST Theory and Methods, Medical Humanities, X-List: CULP, X-List: HEST, X-List: WGST

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3.000 Credits
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Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Lecture 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm MW TBA Jan 25, 2021 - May 19, 2021 Lecture Sylvia W Onder E-mail

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