Medical Anthropology Minor

Medical anthropology analyzes the relations among health, illness, social and economic differences, and cultural ideas.

The medical anthropology minor is a unique program that draws together both biological and cultural anthropology to ask: What determines health and illness? Who thrives? Who falls ill, and from what causes? Who has, or does not have, access to health care? How do different groups, both within the U.S. and cross-culturally, think about the body, health, and healing? How do these different perspectives lead to different approaches to treatment? How do different experiences related to social position affect health?

The field is rapidly growing: medical anthropologists work in academic and non-academic contexts and are often employed by public health programs, NGOs, and other organizations. A minor in medical anthropology will set your CV apart from other students applying to medical, health, and public health programs.

This minor is compatible with majors in Human Biology, Public Health and Biology.

Requirements: a minimum of 18 graduation credits as follows:

AANT 108 and 211

At least 3 credits from the series: AANT 340, 361, 364, 365, 381, and 450.

At least 3 credits from the series: AANT 119, 311, 311Z, 319, 414, or 414Z, and 441.

Additional courses may include: ABIO 117, 209, 308, and ASOC 359.