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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 118 - Medical Anthropology: Culture, Health, and Healing

Upper Division

Medical anthropology explores the interaction between health, culture, and disease, emphasizing the importance of understanding issues of health and sickness cross- culturally. Medical anthropologists also look at the roles of healthcare professionals, patients, and medical settings addressing the relationships between health care systems, and political and economic systems. This class is ideal for anthropology students as well as pre-med and pre-health students interested in learning about how culture and structures of power and inequality come to shape the ways people practice medicine and experience illness and the body.

Course credits: 1

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