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Medical Anthropology Minor

Effective Winter 2015

Exclusions:

Not open to students electing the Science, Technology, and Society minor in the Residential College or any other minor in the Department of Anthropology.

Advising

All anthropology faculty members are available for informal discussion with students during scheduled office hours (check the Department office for times).

Department advisors are available to explain program objectives and requirements and to help with the planning of your program.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in the Department of Anthropology should contact the undergraduate advisor with any questions.

Appointments are scheduled in the Department office or online.

Prerequisites

None, but ANTHRCUL 101 or 222 are recommended.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 16

At least five courses (no fewer than 16 credits), to be chosen from the following categories as stated.  The minor must include at least two courses at the 300-level or above.

  1. Core: ANTHRCUL 344, Medical Anthropology
  2. Area and topical courses. Choose four courses from the following list:
    • ANTHRBIO 297: Topics in Biological Anthropology, section titled, "The Ghost in Your Genes: Epigenetics" (F18)
    • ANTHRBIO 342 / ANTHRCUL 342: Nature/Culture Now!
    • ANTHRCUL 341: The Globalization of Biomedicine (only if elected FA20 or later)
    • ANTHRBIO 363: Genes, Disease, Culture
    • ANTHRBIO 364: Nutrition & Evolution
    • ANTHRBIO 462: Human Growth and Development across the Life Cycle
    • ANTHRCUL / WOMENSTD 212 / NURSING 225: The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • ANTHRCUL 232: Genes, Genealogies, Identities: Anthropological Perspectives
    • ANTHRCUL 256: Culture, Adaptation and Environment
    • ANTHRCUL 258: Honors Seminar in Anthropology. section subtitled "Culture & Medicine"
    • ANTHRCUL 325 / WGS 324 (WOMENSTD 324): Childbirth & Culture
    • ANTHRCUL / RCSSCI 327: Critical Theory in Medicine and Health
    • ANTHRCUL 341: The Globalization of Biomedicine (F18)
    • ANTHRCUL / ANTHRBIO 342: Nature/Culture Now!
    • ANTHRCUL 352: Anthropology of the Body
    • ANTHRCUL / HISTART 354. Art: Science, and Technology
    • ANTHRCUL / HISTORY / AAS 355: Health & Illness in African Worlds
    • ANTHRCUL 408 / AAS 409: Maternal/Child Health & Environmental Pollution in Africa
    • ANTHRCUL 437: The Anthropology of Death, Dying, and the Afterlife 
    • ANTHRCUL 458: Topics in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology, sections titled "Contested Illness&Anthro Theories of the Body"  or "Environmental Health & Inequality in Mexico City" (F18)
    • AAS / HISTORY / ANTHRCUL 355: Health & Illness in African Worlds
    • AAS / WGS 365 (WOMENSTD 365): Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction
    • AAS 409 / ANTHRCUL 408: Maternal/Child Health & Environmental Pollution in Africa
    • HISTART / ANTHRCUL 354: Art, Science, and Technology
    • HISTORY / AAS / ANTHRCUL 355: Health & Illness in African Worlds
    • NURSING 225 / ANTHRCUL / WOMENSTD 212: The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • RCSSCI / ANTHRCUL 327: Critical Theory in Medicine and Health
    • WOMENSTD / ANTHRCUL / NURSING 225: The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • WGS 324 (WOMENSTD 324) / ANTHRCUL 325: Childbirth & Culture
    • WGS (WOMENSTD) / AAS 365: Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction
  3. or a course(s) approved by the Undergraduate Advisor.

Medical Anthropology Minor (Fall 2012-Fall 2014)

Effective Date: Fall 2012 with later additions to course list (effective term noted next to course)

Not open to students electing the Science, Technology, and Society minor in the Residential College or any other minor in the Department of Anthropology

The minor in Medical Anthropology allows students to focus on the social basis of illness and healing from different cultural perspectives. The minor might be elected by students interested in client-practitioner interactions, traditional and complementary medicine, the production of medical knowledge, body politics, bioethics, and reproductive health, among other topics. It might also be relevant for those students interested in adding anthropological perspective to their preparation for a career in medicine, public health, or other health sciences.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None, but ANTHRCUL 101 or 222 are recommended.

Requirements for the Minor

At least five courses (no fewer than 16 credits), to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. ANTHRCUL 344, Medical Anthropology
  2. Choose four courses from the following list of area and topical courses:
    • ANTHRBIO 342 / ANTHRCUL 342. Nature/Culture Now! (effective Fall 2014)
    • ANTHRBIO 363, Genes, Disease, Culture
    • ANTHRBIO 364, Nutrition & Evolution
    • ANTHRCUL 212/WOMENSTD 212/NURSING 225, The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • ANTHRCUL 232, Genes, Genealogies, Identities: Anthropological Perspectives
    • ANTHRCUL 256, Culture, Adaptation and Environment
    • ANTHRCUL 258, section subtitled "Culture & Medicine"
    • ANTHRCUL 325/WOMENSTD 324, Childbirth & Culture
    • ANTHRCUL 327/RCSSCI 327, Critical Theory in Medicine and Health
    • ANTHRCUL 342 / ANTHRBIO 342. Nature/Culture Now! (effective Fall 2014)
    • ANTHRCUL 352, Anthropology of the Body
    • ANTHRCUL 354 / HISTART 354. Art, Science, and Technology (effective Fall 2014, retroactive to Winter 2014)
    • ANTHRCUL 355/HISTORY 355/AAS 355, Health & Illness in African Worlds
    • ANTHRCUL 408/AAS 409, Maternal/Child Health & Environmental Pollution in Africa
    • ANTHRCUL 437. The Anthropology of Death, Dying, and the Afterlife (effective Fall 2014, retroactive to Winter 2014)
    • AAS 355/HISTORY 355/ANTHRCUL 355, Health & Illness in African Worlds
    • AAS 365/WOMENSTD 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction
    • AAS 409/ANTHRCUL 408, Maternal/Child Health & Environmental Pollution in Africa
    • AAS 458, section subtitled "Gender, Poverty, and Health"
    • HISTART 354 /  ANTHRCUL 354. Art, Science, and Technology (effective Fall 2014, retroactive to Winter 2014)
    • HISTORY 355/AAS 355/ANTHRCUL 355, Health & Illness in African Worlds
    • NURSING 225/ANTHRCUL 212/WOMENSTD 212, The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • RCSSCI 327/ANTHRCUL 327, Critical Theory in Medicine and Health
    • WOMENSTD 212/ANTHRCUL 212/NURSING 225, The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • WOMENSTD 324/ANTHRCUL 325, Childbirth & Culture
    • WOMENSTD 365/AAS 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction
    • WOMENSTD 483, section subtitled "Gender, Poverty, and Health"
  3.  or a course(s) approved by the Undergraduate Advisor.

The minor must include at least two courses at the 300-level or above.