Middlebury

ANTH 0287

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. (formerly SOAN 0387) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Anthropology
Department:
Anthropology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2022

ANTH0287A-F22 Lecture (Bright)

Fall 2021

ANTH0287A-F21 Lecture (Bright)

Fall 2020

ANTH0287A-F20 Lecture (Bright)

Spring 2020

ANTH0287A-S20 Lecture (Bright)