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ANTH 4230  ETHNOMEDICINES OF THE AMERICAS (3 credits)

An anthropological approach to the study of the cultural systems of specific American ethnomedicines (traditional medicines) of North, Central and South America. For each ethnomedicine the historical context, philosophy, practice, therapeutics, and utilization will be examined to understand how and why each ethnomedicine has survived despite tremendous extermination pressure.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ANTH1050