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MEDICINE AND CULTURE

Course Number: SOAN-232

Course Description: Cultural bases of illness and curing; ethnographic examination of how non-Western societies perceive and treat illness and how knowledge of non-Western practices can be used to critique and inform the management of our own health problems. Meanings of sickness, nature of relationships between patients and healers, and effects of culture on health. 4 credits. (IS or GP)

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