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ANTH 320 - Medical Anthropology

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100  or ENGL 200  or ANTH 100  

Restriction(s): N/A

Corequisite(s): N/A

This course is an examination of healthcare in local, global, and cross-cultural contexts from a biocultural perspective. In this course students will explore the ways in which culture and inequalities create and shape access to healthcare as well as conceptions of health, illness, and the body. Topics will include infectious disease, diet, growth and development, and the impact of poverty and social inequality on health outcomes.


Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:  

1.  Explain how culture shapes the understandings of the body, health, etiologies, and treatments of illness and disease.

2.  Evaluate the impact of social and economic inequalities on access to health care and health outcomes both in the United States and across the globe.  

3. Demonstrate knowledge of the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, etc., of one non-Western civilization. (GE 6)