Medical Anthropology

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
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.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
93278

Course Sections

Medical Anthropology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Lynn Morgan lmmorgan@mtholyoke.edu TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Shattuck Hall 216