Medical Anthropology Minor
Anthropology is the integrative study of human beings at all times and in all places. Anthropological expertise has special application for hidden histories and the ancient past; the intersection of human biology and ecology; and the way communities create and use meaning, values, and history in everyday life. We support studies, research, and professional applications in these areas with three programs of foundational training: archaeology; human biology, ecology, and evolution; and sociocultural anthropology.
The medical anthropology minor is especially appropriate for those planning careers in medicine and health professions.
In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:
- take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
- earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.
For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.
|Five three-hour courses taken from the following list:||15|
|Cultures of Health and Healing in Africa|
|HIV/AIDS in Africa and the Diaspora|
|First-Year Seminar: Saving the World? Humanitarianism in Action|
|Human Evolution and Adaptation|
|Comparative Healing Systems|
|Anthropological Perspectives on Food and Culture|
|Human Biology in Comparative Perspective|
|Healing in Ethnography and Literature|
|Women in Science|
|Anthropology of War and Peace|
|Human Genetics and Evolution|
|Human Growth and Development|
|Anthropology of Development|
|Emotions and Society|
|Practicing Medical Anthropology|
|Special Topics in Medical Anthropology|
|Mental Health, Psychiatry, and Culture|
|Laboratory Methods: Human Osteology|
|Anthropology and Human Rights|
|Written in Bone: CSI and the Science of Death Investigation from Skeletal Remains|
|The Anthropology of Gender, Health, and Illness|
|Health and Gender after Socialism|
|Cultures and Politics of Reproduction|
|Medicine, Politics, and Justice|
|Migration and Health|
|Poverty, Inequality, and Health|
|Health and Medicine in the American South|
|Medicine and Anthropology|
|Biocultural Perspectives on Maternal and Child Health|
|Anthropology of the Body and the Subject|
|The Anthropology of Disability|
|The Archaeology of Health and Well-Being|
|Disease and Discrimination in Colonial Atlantic America|
|Anthropology of Science|
|Human Disease Ecology|
|Anthropology and Public Health|
|Politics of Life and Death|
|Reconstructing Life: Nutrition and Disease in Past Populations|
Students planning on a minor in medical anthropology should inform the department’s director of undergraduate studies. For more information about medical anthropology see medicalanthropology.unc.edu.
See the program page here for special opportunities.