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Spring 2012
Jul 13,2014
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LIBS 646 - SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT OF HEALING
The society and culture in which a people live shape their illness and healing experience. Illness and disease are determined and defined by the social, cultural, political and economic environment of the individual in his/her society. The type of healthcare sought by and accessible to a sick person is also largely determined by cultural background and socioeconomic class. Different cultures across time have had a variety of explanations for the causes of illness based on their understanding of nature which is reflected in the way they speak about and treat disease. Finally, we will examine the way biomedicine, the established healing art in the West, is practiced today. We will also study the role of non-western therapies practiced by many cultural groups in this country as well as the growing popularity of "alternative and complementary" medicine in the United States.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Liberal Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MLS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Liberal Studies
      Non-Degree-MALS

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