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University of New Hampshire

ANTH610 - Medical Anth:Illness & Healing

Course Description

Intermediate-level introduction to medical anthropology through sociocultural and bioarchaeological approaches to describing health-related ideas and practices in cross-cultural, historical and ecological contexts. Focuses on human illness and religious experiences of disease and the end of life. Considers how suffering, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and care are shaped by: religion and ritual; symbolism and language; age, gender and sexuality; families, social movements, and governments; and the worldwide expansion of biomedical expertise and technologies.

Tuition & Fees


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In Person


4.0 units

Course Sections

Fall 2024

Aug 26 to Dec 9
crn: 16415
Format: In Person
Campus: Durham
Time: 26 Aug 2024 - 09 Dec 2024 M-W 2:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Professor(s): Sara Withers
Live Seat Count: 11 available seats - (3 days ago)
Registration Opens 07/17/24