ANTHRCUL 344 - Medical Anthropology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Enforced Prerequisites:
ANTHRCUL 101 or 222; or sophomore and above.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The concepts of "health" and "illness" are culturally constructed. This course will examine beliefs about these states of being, and the ways in which they are both products and illustrations of the larger social system in which they are found. Ideas about the history of disease, social construction of the body, illness causation, therapies and therapists, healing symbols and rituals, and the social roles of patients and healers will be explored. In addition to examining these beliefs and processes cross-culturally, we will also draw upon examples from Western biomedicine — among them cancer, AIDS, autism, schizophrenia — to illustrate the powerful ways in which illness and culture are bound together.

ANTHRCUL 344 - Medical Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11228
Open
4
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
P
11229
Closed
0
 
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M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
11230
Closed
0
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
11231
Closed
0
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
18644
Closed
0
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
20621
Closed
0
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
007 (DIS)
P
20622
Closed
0
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
008 (DIS)
P
23768
Open
1
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
23769
Open
4
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
010 (DIS)
P
23770
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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