Anthropology 240 - Medical Anthropology

Medical Anthropology

Instructor To Be Announced,Matthew Watson

MW 10:00AM-11:15AM

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.

Prereq: ANTHR-105.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.