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, treating, and preventing sickness, of which contemporary biomedicine is but one. (Offered every Fall.) (Also listed as SOCI 2339.)
3 credits
Lower Division
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