Section Info: ANTHR-240-01

Course Title: Medical Anthropology
Start Date: 08/30/2021 End Date: 12/13/2021
Term: Fall Semester 2021
Description: This course provides an introduction to medical anthropology. Core topics will include: the culture of medicine, the interaction of biology and society, the experience of illness, caregiving, addiction, violence, and humanitarian intervention. We will explore how ethnographic research and social theory can enrich understanding of illness and care, raising issues for and about medicine and public health often left out of other disciplinary approaches. Throughout, we will emphasize the vantage point of the local worlds in which people experience, narrate, and respond to illness and suffering, and the ways in which large-scale forces contribute to such local experience.
Distribution(s): III - Social Sciences , MP - Multicultural Perspectives
Academic Level Of Course: Undergraduate     Credits:4.00    

Faculty         Phone         Email address        
Pamela Stone     

Meeting Dates         Method         Meeting days         Meeting times         Building name         Room     Frequency    
08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021   Lecture   Monday and Wednesday   10:00AM - 11:15AM   REES - Reese   316   Weekly


Requisite Courses        
Prereq: ANTHR-105. Take previously   Required  

Additional Comments        
Course Tags        
CFS-CRSE   CFS: Conceptual Foundations of Science minor   This course has been approved to count towards the Conceptual Foundations of Science minor.  

Cross-listed Sections        

Course Availability
Section status: Open     Capacity: 28     Enrollment: 22     Available: 6     Waitlist: 0


Book List         Required         Publisher Full Price        
Title: The Scalpel and the Silver Bear
Author: Arviso Alvord, Lori
Copyright: 1999
ISBN: 9780553378009
Publisher: Bantam
Required   15.00  

Additional Book Comments        
This is NOT the complete book list for this class.