Subject: Medical Anthropology - Spring 2015
Description: Medical Anthropology (ANTH472) is a Spring 2015 course that is
open to all UMD students. It will guide students to a more complete
understanding of how different individuals perceive and experience the
social, economic, and political dimensions of health, disease, and illness.
Using various theoretical perspectives in anthropology, we will examine the
culture of both health-seekers and care-providers. The seminar is framed
around the human life course; ethical issues in medicine relevant to each
life stage will be discussed. Other major themes include the social
determinants of health, health disparities and equity, race and health, and
the future of healthcare. Readings will focus on ethnography and case studies
to emphasize applications of anthropology to students’ future professional
undertakings. Again, to foster a rich learning environment, students of all
majors, interests, and years are encouraged to enroll. Please contact Dr.
Judith Freidenberg ([log in to unmask]) or the class TA
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Contact Person: Sanjay Chainani
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