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    James Madison University
   
 
  Jan 20, 2018
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

ANTH 360. Medical Anthropology


3.00 (C)
This course takes an anthropological approach to the study of health, illness and healing; how do different cultural systems and social institutions influence the experience and interpretation of different bodily states? Material covers critical analyses of Western medicine and ethnomedicine in both specific cultural settings and their global circulation. Topics include disease epidemics, illness narratives, public health, suffering, pharmaceuticals, disability and health care systems. Prerequisite: ANTH 195  or permission of the instructor.