Dec 07, 2023  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH& 235 - Cross-Cultural Medicine

5 Credits
In this course on medical anthropology, students study the concepts of disease, illness, health, treatment, and healing in global cultures. Topics may include ethnomedicine, aging, socioeconomic factors, epidemiology, and spirituality, with an emphasis on culturally competent care.

General education distribution area: Social Science.

Course Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in medical anthropology.
  2. Analyze the sociocultural aspects of wellness, healing and healthcare.
  3. Discuss how gender, race, economic class and other categories affect people’s health.
  4. Engage with cross-cultural issues in health and wellness.
  5. Acquire a basic framework for how to offer culturally competent care to diverse patients.
  6. Exhibit honed reading, writing, research and critical thinking skills.