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ANTH 271 - Ethnomedicine in South America


This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies
Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3SS, CD
How are worldview, illness, medical choice, curing, and political economy intertwined? This course introduces students to the anthropological study of traditional medicine in South America. Through an examination of case studies that span lowland and highland environments, we will explore the cultural dynamics of Indigenous medical beliefs and practices, attending to the ways gender, age, class, and local ecology shape people?s experience of sickness, health, and healing in the context of rapid global change.
Enrollment Limit: 25
Instructor: M. Callahan



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