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  • Medical Anthropology

    This certificate provides an intensive foundation in medical anthropology for undergraduate anthropology and non-anthropology majors. Courses emphasize the role that biology, culture, language, and prehistory play in human health, and the experience of healing across cultures.

    About this Certificate

    The Medical Anthropology certificate provides the opportunity to intensively investigate medical and life science problems through a social science framework which integrates the major elements of anthropology: biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, archeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics.

    Admission Requirements

    • Undergraduate student in good standing
    • Department faculty and college dean approval
    • Successful completion of at least one of the following courses:
      • ANT 2000 General Anthropology
      • ANT 2301 Human Sexuality and Culture
      • ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology
      • ANT 3514C Introduction to Biological Anthropology

    Required Courses

    Choose 12 credits Credits
    ANT 3302 Sex Roles: A Cross-Cultural Perspective 3
    ANT 3451 Race and Racism ‚Äč3
    ANT 3467 Food and Culture 3
    ANT 3478 Global Health Culture 3
    ANT 3514C Introduction to Biological Anthropology 3
    ANT 3515 Human Evolutionary Anatomy 3
    ANT 4462 Culture and Medicine 3
    ANT 4468 Health and Disease in Human Evolution 3
    ANT 4525 Human Osteology and Osteometry 3
    ANT 4531 Molecular Genetics of Disease 3
    If approved, up to 3 credits may be taken from the following Credits
    ANT 4930 Special Topics in Anthropology
    • Anthropology of Global Health or
    • Anthropology of Pregnancy and Birth or
    • Evolutionary Medicine or
    • Global Gender Violence or
    • Global Mental Health
    An approved independent research topics course 3
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