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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 5250 - Spirits and Medicine


This course explores how healing is linked to belief and in turn how beliefs about well-being, illness, and treatment are culturally prefigured. Students will examine healing practices in the United States and cross-culturally as they related to belief and consciousness, including western medicine and alternatives, spirit possession and trance, and methods of divination.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: Junior status, 12 hours of anthropology, and ANTH 2400 or consent of instructor.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: The prerequisites to 5000-level courses are: Junior status and 12 hours of course work in anthropology, including the specified prerequisite for each class.



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