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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Anthropology – Minor

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Medical anthropology provides a holistic examination of the human universals of illness, suffering, and healing. In this minor, students engage with biological, cultural, and political-economic interpretations of how age, sex, race, birthplace, and socioeconomic status affect health. This minor helps students gain greater insight into various cultural perspectives that characterize our rapidly changing world. They also learn the essentials of medical anthropological research through the required qualitative methods course and directed research project completed as a capstone for the minor.

General Requirements

The minor consists of 18 credits of coursework beyond the prerequisite course, including 6 elective credits with a common intellectual bond approved by the minor advisor. A minimum of 12 credits of minor coursework must be completed in addition to any courses (required courses or program electives) included in the major curriculum. Up to 6 credits of coursework, with an earned grade of “C” or better, taken at another accredited institution may be applied to the course requirements of the minor upon prior approval of the department chair.

Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work.

For more information on applying for and completing a minor, please see Minors in the Academics section of this catalog.

Prerequisite Course

Required Courses

  • An upper-level world cultures course
    (e.g. SO 330 - World Cultures and the USA, SO 422 - Race, Cultures, and Ethnicity,
    or other course to be determined in consultation with department chair)

Elective Courses

The following courses are highly recommended for completing the minor:

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