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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 302 - Medical Anthropology (3cr.)

Credit(s): 3
Component: Lecture
This course introduces the field of Medical Anthropology. It examines the interaction of biology and culture as it affects health and medical systems and focuses on: 1) cross cultural comparisons; 2) notion of adaptation in biocultural evolution; 3) understanding and appreciation of “exotic” ethnomedical systems; 4) critical cultural analysis of Biomedicine; 5) understanding issues of stigma, disability and the social process of health and illness; and 6) application of the concept of culture to practical problems in health delivery in a multicultural society.
Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with BHAN 302 .
University Breadth: Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Course Typically Offered: Spring
General Education Objectives:
Read Critically Analyze Arguments and Information Engage in Constructive Ideation Communicate Effectively in Writing Communicate Orally Work Collaboratively Across a Variety of Cultures Work Individually Across a Variety of Cultures Critically Evaluate Ethical Implications Reason Quantitatively Reason Scientifically