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MEDICINE AND CULTURE

Course Number: SOAN-232

Course Description: Cultural bases of illness and curing; ethnographicexamination of how non-Western societies perceiveand treat illness and how knowledge of non-Westernpractices can be used to critique and inform themanagement of our own health problems. Meanings ofsickness, nature of relationships between patientsand healers, and effects of culture on health.4 credits (IS or GP)

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