Aug 25, 2019  
Mansfield University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mansfield University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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ANH 2995 - ANTHROPOLOGY OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE


This course covers cross-cultural views about illness, healing, and the body. It explains the biomedical approach to illness and explores how cultural conceptions shape the experience of illness. Students will examine the approaches to childbirth, menstruation, and menopause that are influenced by culture. Also investigates how beliefs about illness and medication are linked to social and political policies by thoroughly reviewing case studies from Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Credits: 3 cr.



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