Minor in Medical Anthropology
The Minor in Medical Anthropology provides students with a basic understanding of the social and cultural components of health, illness, disease, healing, and medicine, emphasizing relationships between systems of knowledge, therapeutics, social structures, and human experience. As with all cultural anthropology subfields, medical anthropology takes a contextual and intersectional approach, considering relationships among race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and other vectors of social experience as they pertain to illness and healing. The minor introduces students to a range of foundational concepts, including theories and methods in medical anthropology, as well as more advanced offerings.
Program Requirements and Policies
- Five courses are required for the Minor in Medical Anthropology (at least 15 SHUs).
- One gateway course in cultural anthropology (courses designated by the department in range of ANTH 10-ANTH 39)
- ANTH 130: Anthropological Thought
- ANTH 148: Medical Anthropology
- Two additional courses in medical anthropology (designated by the department)
Advisor: Assistant Professor Tatiana Chudakova