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SOAN0387

Medical Anthropology

Medical Anthropology: Approaches to Affliction and Healing
In this course, an introduction to medical anthropology, we will explore cultural and political-economic perspectives on health, illness, and disease. Topics covered include: (1) biocultural approaches to understanding health; (2) medical systems, including biomedicine and others; (3) the effects of poverty and inequality on health outcomes; and (4) the social construction of health and illness. Students will apply these concepts in understanding an aspect of health, illness, or healing in their own research project with an ethnographic component. An introductory course in anthropology or familiarity with medical or public health issues is recommended. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Anthropology)
Subject:
Sociology/Anthropology
Department:
Sociology/Anthropology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2015

SOAN0387A-S15 Lecture (Closser)
SOAN0387B-S15 Lecture (Closser)
SOAN0387Z-S15 Discussion (Closser)

Fall 2011

SOAN0387A-F11 Lecture (Closser)
SOAN0387B-F11 Lecture (Closser)

Spring 2011

SOAN0387A-S11 Lecture (Closser)
SOAN0387B-S11 Lecture (Closser)

Spring 2010

SOAN0387A-S10 Lecture (Closser)

Spring 2009

SOAN0387A-S09 Lecture (Closser)

Spring 2007

SOAN0387A-S07 Lecture (Koch)
SOAN0387B-S07 Lecture (Koch)

Fall 2005

SOAN0387A-F05 Lecture (Koch)
SOAN0387B-F05 Lecture (Koch)

Fall 2004

SOAN0387A-F04 Lecture (Eaton)