Jun 30, 2022
ANTH 372 - Medical Anthropology
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Diversity
The ecology of health, traditional practices, and medicine; public health and medical problems as affected by cultural differences; the effects of acculturation upon mental and physical health.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: ANTH 3720.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely Online.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Define and explain key concepts in Medical Anthropology and examine the way cultures’ impact diverse people’s health, illness and disease experiences
- Compare and contrast the ways in which gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic class, age, reproductive ability, ethnicity, disability, and geographic location impacts diverse cultural beliefs, public health and medical services;
- Analyze diverse health systems, including biomedicine and “traditional” practices;
- Identify ways that applying anthropological methods and perspectives, can promote real world solutions and equity and social justice for diverse cultural groups.
- Put into perspective ones’ own bias while developing empathy and respect for diverse cultural groups in health care settings.
- Demonstrate clear written and oral communication skills.
UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes
- analyze how power and social identity affect social outcomes for different cultural and economic groups using methods of social science inquiry and vocabulary appropriate to those methods;
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
- describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
- identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
- analyze the intersection of the categories of race and gender as they affect cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities;
- recognize the way that multiple differences (including, for example, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.
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