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Honours Minor BA in Medical Anthropology

The Minor can be combined with a major in the interdisciplinary program in Health and Society or Global Health. Medical Anthropology gives depth to these broad programs by offering an in-depth, personal perspective on health and disease as seen through the lens of our "participant-observation" ("ethnographic") method.

Course Requirements:

i) Core Requirements (21 credits total):

  • ANTH 2110 6.0 Core Concepts in Anthropology
  • ANTH 2330 6.0 Anthropology and Infectious Diseases: An exploration of the Social Networks of Microbes, OR ANTH 2170 6.0 Sex, Gender & the Body
  • ANTH 3330 6.0 Health & Illness in Cross Cultural Perspective: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 4330 3.0 Critical Issues in Medical Anthropology

ii) And 9 elective credits chosen from the following Anthropology, Sociology and Social Science lists:

  • ANTH 3190 3.0 Nutritional Anthropology: Food and Eating in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • ANTH 3200 3.0 The Anthropology of International Health
  • ANTH 3280 6.0 Psychiatric Anthropology & Social Stress
  • ANTH 3560 6.0 Anthropology of the Senses
  • ANTH 4130 6.0 The Professional Anthropologist (work placement)
  • ANTH 4160 3.0 Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples' Health
  • ANTH 4430 6.0 The Anthropology of Reproduction, Personhood and Citizenship
  • ANTH 4570 3.0 The Brain, Self and Society
  • SOSC 3921 6.0  Indigenous Health and Healing: Interdisciplinary and Traditional Dialogues
  • SOCI 3820 6.0 Sociology of Health and Health Care
  • SOCI 4300 3.0 Sociology of Health Care Systems