Anthro/LAS/Community Health Sciences M264- Latin America: Traditional Medicine, Shamanism, and Folk Illness

Quarter: Spring 2017
Instructor: Bonnie Taub

(Same as Community Health Sciences M264 and Latin American Studies M264.) Lecture, three hours. Recommended preparation: Community Health Sciences 132, bilingual English/Spanish skills. Examination of role of traditional medicine and shamanism in Latin America and exploration of how indigenous and mestizo groups diagnose and treat folk illness and Western-defined diseases with variety of health-seeking methods. Examination of art, music, and ritual and case examples of religion and healing practices via lecture, film, and audiotape. Letter grading.