Description: This class introduces medical anthropology, emphasizing diverse experiences of health and healing, and exploring how landscapes of inequality impact wellness. In this way, the class integrates scientific and humanistic approaches to the study of people and cultures as a way to build cross-cultural awareness and address contemporary challenges facing local and global communities. The first in a two-course sequence in medical anthropology, ANT 280 introduces the methods and approaches medical anthropologists use to identify unique features and perspectives found in cultural approaches to health, illness, and healing around the world. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Fall 2019
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Liberal Studies Essential Skills: Effective Writing