ANTHRCUL 344 - Medical Anthropology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2014
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)
 
11088
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
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11089
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M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
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11090
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
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11091
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
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17178
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
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18565
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
007 (DIS)
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18566
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
008 (DIS)
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20487
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
009 (DIS)
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20488
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
010 (DIS)
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20489
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill
Note:
The coursepack is available for purchase for those who want paper copies. All coursepack articles will also be posted on our CTools site. Sections will begin the week of Jan 13.
ISBN: 0374533407
The spirit catches you and you fall down : a Hmong child, her american doctors, and the collison of two cultures, Author: Fadiman, Anne, 1953-, Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2012
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780679752929
My own country : a doctor's story, Author: Verghese, A. (Abraham), 1955-, Publisher: Vintage Books 1995
Required
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