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MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Undergraduate Programs

GENERAL INFORMATION / MAJOR REQUIREMENTS / MINOR REQUIREMENTS

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

The undergraduate Medical major in anthropology focuses on understanding health issues cross-culturally. It provides students with the basic foundational knowledge of anthropology and then trains them to investigate, analyze, and communicate information about how socio-cultural, biological, cognitive, economic and techno-environmental factors determine patterns of disease, medical behavior and the organization of and access to health care services.

 

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MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
 
 COURSE  COURSE DESCRIPTION
 ANTH 102  Being Human: Intro to Social & Cultural Anthropology
 ANTH 103  Introduction to Human Evolution
 ANTH 215  Health, Culture, and Disease: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology
 ANTH 319  Intro to Statistical Analysis in Social Sciences/ or equivalent

 

At least one course dealing with a geographic area, such as

 COURSE  COURSE DESCRIPTION
 ANTH 312  Ethnography of Southeast Asia
 ANTH 331  Ancient Civilizations of the Near East
 ANTH 349  Cultures of Latin America
 ANTH 353  Chinese Culture and Society

 

At least three courses dealing with health-related topics such as

 COURSE  COURSE DESCRIPTION
 ANTH 302  Darwinian Medicine
 ANTH 306  The Anthropology of Childhood and the Family
 ANTH 313  The Anthropology of Adolescence
 ANTH 317  Asian Medical Systems
 ANTH 323  AIDS: Epidemiology, Biology, and Culture
 ANTH 326  Power, Illness and Inequality
 ANTH 335  Illegal Drugs and Society
 ANTH 337  Comparative Medical Systems
 ANTH 338  Maternal Health
 ANTH 343  Psychoanalytic Anthropology
 ANTH 350  Culture, Science and Identity
 ANTH 359  Introduction to International Health
 ANTH 361  Urban Health
 ANTH 363  Anthropology and Bioethics
 ANTH 369   Anthropology of Nutrition
 ANTH 371  Culture, Behavior and Person: Psychological Anthropology
 ANTH 376  Topics in the Anthropology of Health and Medicine
 ANTH 378  Reproductive Health
 ANTH 393  Human Ecology: The Biology of Human Adaptability
  Approved anthropology electives: 6 semester hours

 

 

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MINOR REQUIREMENTS
 
 COURSE  COURSE DESCRIPTION
 ANTH 102  Being Human: Intro to Social & Cultural Anthropology
 ANTH 103  Introduction to Human Evolution
 ANTH 215  Health, Culture, and Disease: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology
 At least one geographic area course
 At least one health science related course

                                                                               

 

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