How might the humanities deepen our understanding of disease, healing, and care? This course draws from anthropological approaches and dialogues with history, literature, philosophy, ethics, religion, film and visual arts to understand the cross-cultural significance of medicine and present-day struggles for wellbeing in the United States and comparatively. As we inquire into the ways biosocial and medical realities actively shape each other, we will become familiarized with ethnographic research methods and critical ethical debates. Students will be encouraged to develop community-based research and to experiment with modes of expression.
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