Jul 30, 2021  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

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ANTH 5580 - Peoples, Plagues and Pestilence: The Anthropology of Infectious Disease


This course focuses on utilizing anthropological concepts such as the bio-cultural perspective to understand infectious disease, how cultures have responded to such challenges, and what the future might hold.

Requisites:
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Examination of infectious disease episodes using anthropological concepts (holism, context, comparison, bio-cultural feedback loop).
  • Familiarity with how humans evolved.
  • Familiarity with the implications of human evolution.
  • Familiarity with what it means to be human on biological and cultural levels.
  • Identification of how human biology and culture have interacted in specific infectious disease illness episodes.
  • Understanding of cultural concepts that humans use to describe and manage infectious illness episodes such as labeling, placing blame and risk.



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