ANTH 5333 - Medical Anthropology, 3 Credits

Level: Upper

Course Attributes: Liberal Arts and Science

This course will introduce students to the diversity in health seeking practices and beliefs across the globe. Students will learn how to analyze medical practices including biomedicine, as a cultural institution. We will explore how culture shapes our perceptions of what it means to be sick or healthy. This course will provide a context for understanding the way in which culture plays an integral role in understanding, maintaining and restoring health. We will also examine how social structures and cultural misunderstandings can lead to inequalities in health outcomes and healthcare experiences.