2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 01, 2023  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Anthropology Minor


Robert Rubinstein, rar@syr.edu


Tom Brutsaert, Sandra D. Lane, Shannon A. Novak, Deborah Pellow, Rebecca Peters, Robert A. Rubinstein, Maureen Trudelle Schwarz, John Marshall Townsend

Medical anthropology is a vibrant subfield of anthropology with both academic and practical dimensions that explores the relationships among society, culture, health, illness, and medicine. This minor is designed to introduce undergraduates to the field of medical anthropology in order to prepare them for applied work or future research in the area of global health. This minor may be appropriate for students pursuing degrees in the health sciences, international relations, STS, or other social sciences such as anthropology, sociology or political science.

General Requirements

To complete a minor in medical anthropology, students must take a minimum of 18 credits, with 12 credits at the 300-400 level.

Additional Information

Students may petition to have other courses count towards the Minor in Medical Anthropology. Petitions must be approved by the Medical Anthropology Minor Advisor located in the Department of Anthropology.