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Medical Anthropology

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The undergraduate Medical major in anthropology focuses on understanding health issues cross-culturally. It provides students with the basic foundational knowledge of anthropology and then trains them to investigate, analyze, and communicate information about how socio-cultural, biological, cognitive, economic and techno-environmental factors determine patterns of disease, medical behavior and the organization of and access to health care services.

 

 

MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Minimum requirements of 10 courses | 30 credits

COURSE: COURSE DESCRIPTION: CREDITS:
Required core courses 12
Anth 102 Being Human: Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 3
Anth 103 Introduction to Human Evolution 3
Anth 215 Health, Culture, and Disease: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology 3
Anth 319 Introduction to Statistical Analysis in Social Sciences/or equivalent 3
At least one course dealing with a geographic area, such as 3
Anth 312 Ethnography of Southeast Asia 3
Anth 314 Cultures of the United States 3
Anth 331 The Most Ancient Near East 3
 Anth 333  Roots of Ancient India: Archaeology of South Asia 3
 Anth 349  Cultures of Latin America 3
 Anth 353  Chinese Culture and Society 3
At least three courses dealing with health-related topics, such as 9
Anth 302 Darwinian Medicine 3
Anth 306 The Anthropology of Childhood and the Family 3
Anth 316 Current Global Health Events 3
Anth 323 AIDS: Epidemiology, Biology, and Culture 3
Anth 326 Power, Illness, and Inequality: The Political Economy of Health 3
Anth 328 Medical Anthropology of Public Health 3
Anth 335 Illegal Drugs and Society 3
Anth 337 Comparative Medical Systems 3
Anth 338 Maternal Health: Anthropological Perspectives on Reproductive Practices and Health Policy 3
Anth 350 Culture, Science and Identity 3
Anth 359 Introduction to Global Health 3
Anth 360 Global Politics of Fertility, Family Planning and Population Control 3
Anth 361 Urban Health 3
Anth 365 Gender and Sex Differences: Cross-cultural Perspective 3
Anth 366 Population Change: Problems and Solutions 3
Anth 371 Culture, Behavior, and Person: Psychological Anthropology 3
Anth 376 Topics in the Anthropology of Health and Medicine 3
Anth 378 Reproductive Health: An Evolutionary Perspective 3
Approved anthropology electives (Minimum two courses) 6
Total Credits 30

MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Minimum requirements of 5 courses | 15 credits

COURSE: COURSE DESCRIPTION:  CREDITS:
Required core courses 9
Anth 102 Being Human: Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 3
Anth 103 Introduction to Human Evolution 3
Anth 215 Health, Culture, and Disease: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology 3
At least one geographic area course AND one health science related course 6
Total Credits 15

 

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