Students in this concentration will study a diverse range of factors that impact the body, and the ways that people understand, experience, and respond to states of health and illness. Students will critically examine the complex ethical orientations that shape the manners in which people care for or abandon one another in various conditions of exposure, vulnerability, and well-being. Anthropological knowledge and practice offer a unique resource for questioning our own assumptions on these and other matters. Students in this concentration will use such knowledge to address some of the most difficult problems we face today, and in so doing, help create the world anew.
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To begin the process of enrolling in this concentration, contact the Medical Anthropology, Ethics, and Care Concentration Advisor.
- Fulfill all non-elective requirements for the B.A. in Anthropology.
- When choosing electives toward your Anthropology major, include the following:
- ANTH 2280 Medical Anthropology, and
- 4 additional courses chosen from the Medical Anthropology Concentration Course List
Medical Anthropology Concentration Course List
ANTH 2340 Anthropology of Birth and Death
ANTH 2375 Disaster
ANTH 2270 Race, Gender, And Medical Science
ANTH 2345 Anthropology of Reproduction: Fertility and The Future
ANTH 2430 Anthropology of Birth and Death
ANTH 2285 Saving the World? Development and Humanitarianism
ANTH 3290 Biopolitics
ANTH 3130 Disease, Epidemics and Society
ANTH 3129 Marriage, Mortality, Fertility
ANTH 3240 The Anthropology of Food
ANTH 3370 Power and The Body
ANTH 3440 Language and Emotion
ANTH 3600 Sex, Gender, And Culture
ANTH 3300 Tournaments and Athletes
ANTH 4991 Anthropology, Violence, And, Human Rights
ANTH 5190 Science and Culture
ANTH 5360 World Mental Health
ANTH 5528 Topics in Race Theory
ANTH 5240 Relational Ethics
BIOL 4660 How Do They Do It? Method and Logic in Biomedical Science
BIOL 3090 Our World of Infectious Disease
ENSP 3610 Narratives of Illness and Doctoring Marcia Childress
HIEU 3321 Scientific Revolution 1450-1700
HIST 2150 Global Environmental History