ANTH 3710 Health and Healing

This course introduces students to concepts of health and healing in the field of medical anthropology. It will explore how the experiences of health and the body vary cross-culturally using contemporary bio-cultural approaches and community-health perspectives. Topics covered include perceptions of illness and the etiology of disease, conceptions of mental health and stigma, the cultural context of infectious diseases the world over, and the implications of biomedical interventions and technology. The course will spotlight how anthropological knowledge can bridge gaps between medical discourse and notions of health and healing throughout the globe. 
Credits: 3.0