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APY 275LEC - Culture, Health, And Illness
Lecture
Culture, Health, And Illness KLA Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   20720   Enrollment Capacity:   150
Section:   KLA   Enrollment Total:   107
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   43
Dates:   01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   M W F , 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Room:   Academ 170 view map
Location:   North Campus      
Comments
Course satisfies problem-oriented/theoretical requirement for Anthropology majors and minors.
  Course Description
People in all societies experience illness, but their understandings of the causes of disease and approaches for restoring health differ greatly. This course examines the social and cultural dimensions of health, illness, and healing. Through a variety of case studies, we will learn about the ways medical anthropologists study explanations of disease, experiences of suffering, and the social organization of health care. Western medicine, also called biomedicine, will also be an object of our analysis. We will discuss how the delivery of biomedical health care involves particular understandings of the body and appropriate social relationships. Emphasis will also be placed on how the stories that individuals and institutions circulate about human agency in suffering shape individual convictions about how to care, and for whom to care. The course aims to teach students to think about health, disease, and medicine in national, cross-cultural and global terms.
  Instructor(s)
             Klaits look up    
             Chatman look up    
             Maynard look up    
  On-line Resources
Other Courses Taught By: Klaits