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Medical Anthropology Minor

The Medical Anthropology minor develops students’ understanding of health from the perspective of human cultural and biological diversity, preparing them for careers in global health. 

  • The minor is not open to Anthropology majors
  • At least 15 hours used in the minor must be earned at UofSC within the Department of Anthropology 

The minor in Medical Anthropology consists of 18 credit hours or 6 classes. 

Departmental or Honors College special topics courses or field schools related to medical anthropology may fulfill the required and restricted electives requirement, provided that the course substitutions are pre-approved by the office of the Dean of Undergraduate Student Affairs and Advising in Flinn Hall in consultation with faculty content experts in the Department of Anthropology; bring a syllabus to Flinn Hall for the course you want pre-approved. Appeals to register in pre-approved honors college courses should be directed to the Honors College.

Required Courses:

  • ANTH 102 – Understanding Other Cultures*
  • ANTH 292 – Disease, Health, and Social Inequities
  • ANTH 392 – Global Women’s Health
  • ANTH 551 – Medical Anthropology: Fieldwork
  • ANTH 552 – Medical Anthropology

Restricted Electives (choose one):

  • ANTH 210 – The Human Life Cycle in Different Cultures
  • ANTH 212 – Food and Culture
  • ANTH 262 – Basic Forensic Anthropology
  • ANTH 263 – Medical Experimentation and the Black Body
  • ANTH 280 – Humans Going Nuclear: Atomic Bombs, Cold War, and the Fallout
  • ANTH 561 – Human Osteology

* ANTH 102 may not also fulfill the Carolina Core GSS component


Photo Credit: nilanewsom (2015, October 5). A young man preparing Ayurvedic medicine in the traditional manner in India [Stock image]. iStock. 

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