Medical Anthropology

Long Title: 
Medical Anthropology
Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2021
Subject Name: 
Anthropology
Course Number: 
240
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This course provides an introduction to medical anthropology. Core topics will include: the culture of medicine, the interaction of biology and society, the experience of illness, caregiving, addiction, violence, and humanitarian intervention. We will explore how ethnographic research and social theory can enrich understanding of illness and care, raising issues for and about medicine and public health often left out of other disciplinary approaches. Throughout, we will emphasize the vantage point of the local worlds in which people experience, narrate, and respond to illness and suffering, and the ways in which large-scale forces contribute to such local experience.
Comments: 
Prereq: ANTHR-105.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Link to Campus Courses
Schedule #: 
115362
Course Meets Between: 
08/30/2021
And: 
12/13/2021

Course Sections

Medical Anthropology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Pamela Stone pstone@mtholyoke.edu MW 10:00AM-11:15AM Reese 316