ANT348H1: Medical Anthropology: Health, Power and Politics

Previous Course Number: 
ANT348Y1
Hours: 
24L/5T

This course deepens students’ understandings of health and illness as social, cultural, political and historical phenomena. Drawing on theories and approaches from social-cultural anthropology, students will develop skills in critical analysis of experiences and meanings of healing and illness in particular contexts, with a focus on anthropological critique of dominant health policies, discourses, technologies and practices.

Prerequisite: 

ANT204H1 or ANT207H1 or permission of the instructor. (Note: ANT208H1 is not accepted preparation for this course.)

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Recommended Preparation: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)