Ampersand: Medicine and Society


This course is the required second-semester sequence of the introduction to medical anthropology and cultural anthropology for students enrolled in the Medicine and Society Program. The course builds upon material introduced in Anthropology 141, and provides greater ethnographic context for the cross-cultural study of health and illness. Topical areas include analyses of disease, illness and sickness at micro and macro levels; impact of personal and interpersonal factors on health; health effects of social, political, and economic factors; relationship of anthropology to biological and social sciences approaches; ecology of health and development; and cross-cultural health studies of language, gender, and race/ethnicity.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; AS LCD; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC; AMP; AS SC

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Ampersand: Medicine and Society
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