Dec 01, 2023
ANTH& 235 - Cross-Cultural Medicine Credits: 5
Uses ethnographic, informant and popular sources to study cross-cultural examination of health beliefs, care systems and healer/patient relationships.
Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor consent.
Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Discuss the impact of culture on health and illness beliefs and behavior.
- Identify health care systems.
- Identify different types of healers and explain dynamics of healer-patient relationships.
- Relate the distinction between illness and disease.
- Discuss and utilize explanatory models.
- Define the anthropological concept of cultural relativism.
- Identify the holistic perspective.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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