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

Medical Anth:Illness & Healing

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Anthropology
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 16415
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.
Instructors: Sara Withers

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 2:10pm - 3:30pm HS 201


There are two required books for the course: Sherine Hamdy and Coleman Nye, Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution (2017) ISBN: 978-487593476 Seth Holmes, Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies (2023) ISBN: 978-0520398634