Medical Anthropology

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Anthropology
Course Number: 
240
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
'Biocultural aspects of disease and healing are examined through case studies of nonindustrialized societies, including the relationship between malaria and sickle cell anemia in West Africa and ritual cannibalism, AIDS, and a degenerative nervous-system disorder (kuru) in highland New Guinea. This course surveys the cultural construction of suffering and healing, the medicalization of human social problems, and inequities in the distribution of disease and therapy.'
Comments: 
Prereq: Anthropology 105 or permission of instructor
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
87009

Course Sections

Medical Anthropology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Milena Marchesi mmarches@mtholyoke.edu TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Reese 302