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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BHAN 302 - Medical Anthropology

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: Crosslisted with ANTH 302 .
University Breadth: Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology College of Arts and Sciences Breadth: GROUP D: A&S Math, Nat Sci & Technology
General Education Objectives:
GE1A: Read Critically GE1B: Analyze Arguments and Information GE1C: Engage in Constructive Ideation GE2A: Communicate Effectively in Writing GE2B: Communicate Orally GE3A: Work Collaboratively Across a Variety of Cultures GE3B: Work Individually Across a Variety of Cultures GE4: Critically Evaluate Ethical Implications GE5A: Reason Quantitatively GE5C: Reason Scientifically