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Taught by Jessica Lott

Examines the meanings of illness, healing, and the body in cross-cultural and global terms. Topics include the social organization of medical care, varieties of explanations for disease, and political dimensions of health inequalities. Emphasis is laid on the application of anthropological findings to medical care.

"Adding a philanthropic component shows students how theories and questions from class have real-world implications. They see how ideas from class impact people’s lives and see the passion that drives the local nonprofits that they visited. Importantly, it also shows students that they can help ameliorate the social issues we discussed in class. They can join with their neighbors to make a difference."

- Professor Jessica Lott

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