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ANT 3660 - Medical Anthropology (3) [WID]

When Offered: Fall
Gen Ed: Junior Writing in the Discipline (WID).
In their examination of the diversity of healing practices found across all human societies, anthropologists have offered unique perspectives on what constitutes health and illness. This class will survey important scholarly trends in the field of medical anthropology. Some of the key topics will include the cultural dimensions of the experience of illness, critical studies of the scientific and technological foundations of modern biomedicine, and ethnographic research on the challenges confronting traditional healing practices in a globalizing world.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: RC 2001  or its equivalent.