ANTH 610 (01) - Medical Anthropology: Illness and Healing

Medical Anth:Illness & Healing

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Anthropology
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 54991
Intermediate-level introduction to medical anthropology through sociocultural and bioarchaeological approaches to describing health-related ideas and practices in cross-cultural, historical and ecological contexts. Focuses on human illness and religious experiences of disease and the end of life. Considers how suffering, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and care are shaped by: religion and ritual; symbolism and language; age, gender and sexuality; families, social movements, and governments; and the worldwide expansion of biomedical expertise and technologies.
Equivalent(s): ANTH 610W
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm HS 202
Additional Course Details: 

This course is not writing intensive.


Two required books which are also both free on the UNH Library catalog: (1) Golomski, Casey. 2018. Funeral Culture: AIDS, Work and Culture Change in an African Kingdom. Indiana University Press. (2) Brijnath, Bianca. 2014. Unforgotten: Love and the Culture of Dementia Care in India. New York: Berghahn.