Jun 25, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

ANT 340 - Medical Anthropology

Cross-cultural study of belief systems concerning health and illness, practices of diagnosis and treatment, and roles of patients and practitioners. Western biomedicine and non-Western health care systems are examined. The interaction of ecological and cultural factors that influence disease manifestations, and the bio-cultural context of sickness and therapy are explored.

Satisfies a major & minor requirement in Anthropology.

Satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement.
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement.


Prerequisites & Notes
Offered in alternating years.

Optional week-long trip to Guatemala during Spring Break