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2016 - 2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016 - 2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 4266 - Capstone: Anthropology and Global Health (3)

When Offered: Fall. Alternate years
GEN ED: Capstone Experience
This course introduces the anthropology of global health, examining urgent health care problems around the world through the unique lens of anthropology. We will ask some of the following questions: How can the knowledge and methodological approach of medical anthropology contribute to researching and ameliorating health concerns, particularly of the most disadvantaged? In what ways does anthropology’s attention to “culture” not only enrich our understanding of the conditions and dynamics of global health, but also expand our ability to design and implement effective global health interventions? Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to think creatively and critically about health problems and policies as well as scrutinize the value systems that underlie the discipline of global health itself.
Students who have previously taken ANT 4265  may not receive credit for ANT 4266.
Prerequisites: Senior standing and ANT 2215 , ANT 2221 , ANT 2230 , and ANT 3220  or ANT 3625 .