Minoring in Medical Anthropology

Medical Anthropology addresses the biological, cultural, and political-economic dimensions of health, illness, and healing historically and at present. Research includes attention to the body as a site of symbols and evolutionary processes, suffering and healing as interpretive processes, and the multiple facets of affliction at individual and collective levels.

The Medical Anthropology option is especially appropriate for those planning for careers in medicine and health professions. The minor consists of five three-hour courses taken from the following list of courses: ANTH 66H, 143, 147, 151, 217, 270, 278, 280, 315, 318, 319, 320, 323, 325, 326, 390, 414, 422, 423, 426, 437, 439, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 470, 471, 473, 474, 538, 585, 623, 624, 649, 650, AAAD 300 and 387. Students must have a grade of C or better in at least four of the five courses, and at least three courses must be taken at UNC-Chapel Hill or in a program officially sponsored by the University. Students planning on a minor in medical anthropology should inform the director of undergraduate studies in the department.