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INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Germany - Free University of Berlin - 'Free Univ. Berlin'
UC Course SubjectAnthropology
Number & Suffix: 100
Full UC Title: INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 
Transcript Title: INTRO MEDICAL ANTH 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course offers an introduction to the basic concepts and practices of medical anthropology. The course focuses on understanding health, illness, and healing in an inter-connected world and the diverse roles of a medical anthropologist. Addressing contemporary questions concerning the movement of medical technologies and regimes of knowledge, the course turns to biomedicine itself as a cultural construct to be submitted to anthropological inquiry. Throughout the course the students gain a thorough understanding of the close entanglement of health and illness with distinct social, cultural, and political configurations in specific localities as well as with wider social forces that may shape the living conditions of entire populations on a larger scale. Students read assigned literature and come to class prepared for discussion. The course lecturer facilitates discussions based on her own experiences and encourages student-led learning. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 
Partner University Department: Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie 
Partner University Course Number: 29643