Dec 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
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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
Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Discuss the impact of culture on health and illness beliefs and behavior.
  2. Identify health care systems.
  3. Identify different types of healers and explain dynamics of healer-patient relationships.
  4. Relate the distinction between illness and disease.
  5. Discuss and utilize explanatory models.

Program Outcomes
  1. Define the anthropological concept of cultural relativism.
  2. Identify the holistic perspective.

College-wide Outcomes
  • 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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