This course introduces students to medical anthropology and the sociology of health and illness. The course focuses on 1) factors influencing morbidity/mortality and health/well-being and the forces conditioning the uneven distribution of these states; 2) cross-cultural experiences and meanings of health and illness; 3) the wide range of strategies, techniques, ways of knowing and apprehending and treating of and preventing sickness, of which contemporary biomedicine is but one. (Offered every Fall) (Also listed as ANTH 2339.)
3 credits
Lower Division
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