ANTH 312

Introduction to Medical Anthropology

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: 412

An introduction to the main themes and theoretical frameworks in medical anthropology, including applied medical anthropology, cultural construction of illness, and critical medical anthropology. Topics may include the origin and evolution of infectious diseases with human societies, epidemics, pandemics, medicalization, nutrition, public health campaigns, and the comparative study of medical systems.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ANTH 312, ANTH 412.


Undergraduate course in Anthropology offered by the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Summer Fall Spring

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