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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21A.215 (Fall 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Medical Anthropology 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Anthropology 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Jean Jackson 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 21A.215 Medical Anthropology



    Fall 2004




    Course Highlights


    This course features extensive lecture notes and reading questions in the study materials section.


    Course Description


    This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the human, as opposed to biological, side of things. Students learn how to analyze various kinds of medical practice as cultural systems. Particular emphasis is placed on Western (bio-medicine); students examine how biomedicine constructs disease, health, body, and mind, and how it articulates with other institutions, national and international.
     

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