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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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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.
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:
  1. Define and explain key concepts in Medical Anthropology and examine the way cultures’ impact diverse people’s health, illness and disease experiences
  2. 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;
  3. Analyze diverse health systems, including biomedicine and “traditional” practices;
  4. Identify ways that applying anthropological methods and perspectives, can promote real world solutions and equity and social justice for diverse cultural groups.
  5. Put into perspective ones’ own bias while developing empathy and respect for diverse cultural groups in health care settings.
  6. Demonstrate clear written and oral communication skills.

UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes

  1. 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;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
  3. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes

  1. describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
  2. identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
  3. 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;
  4. 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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