Intro to Medical Anthropology

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Critical Social Inquiry
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Hampshire College
This course introduces students to medical anthropology, an interdisciplinary approach exploring how humans differently define and experience life, death, illness, wellness, health, sex, and pain throughout the world and over time. We begin with classic texts in medical anthropology and ethnomedicine and shift to more contemporary work in critical medical anthropology. There will be a special focus in the course on global inequalities in health and medicine, on cross-cultural perspectives on pain and suffering, and on understanding biomedicine as a cultural system.
Power, Community and Social Justice Independent Work Multiple Cultural Perspectives Writing and Research Students are expected to spend at least six to eight hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Intro to Medical Anthropology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Jennifer Hamilton 09:00AM-10:20AM T,TH Franklin Patterson Hall 105