Medical Anthropology Courses
GMS MA 620 – World Religions and Healing
An introduction to approaches to healing integral to Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, African, African-descended, Latin American, Chinese, Native American traditions, and to some of the outcomes of their interactions, in relation to the experience of affliction and suffering. Draws on source materials from history, religious studies, and medical anthropology. 4 cr, Fall sem.
GMS MA 682 – Islamic Medicine and Healing
A history of medicine and healing traditions among Muslims: the role of the Prophet Muhammad; emergence of classical Islamic medicine; influence of legal/moral traditions; development of hospitals in the Muslim world; influence of Sufi philosophy, practices, and shrines; effects of biomedicine; “revival” of Islamic medicine, and emergence of alternative medicines.