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2015-2016 Catalog

A&S 222 Medical Anthropology

This course explores, through ethnographic studies of other cultures and constant comparison with our own, the various ways in which illness is defined, explained, and treated. We will examine both the influence of culture on medical beliefs and practices, and the degree to which an anthropological view of medicine reveals central features of any sociocultural system. [SS]

Prerequisite

A&S 102 or A&S 103, or permission of instructor

Instructor

Bissell