Medical Anthropology Certificate

Designed for students seeking expertise in the cross-cultural understanding of health and illness, as well as anthropological perspectives on science and medicine. Courses offer training in medical anthropology, science studies, representations and practices of health and illness, health and identity, and the relationships among gender, race, class, medicine, and science.


1. For each certificate, complete three courses listed below; attain a 3.0 GPA minimum in those courses. 

2. Attend three Anthropology Colloquia and write a 300-500 word report and/or analysis for each event; these will be reviewed and evaluated by the Undergraduate Director. If you are applying for multiple certificates, you only need to submit three summaries TOTAL. It is your responsibility to plan ahead and attend colloquia before you submit your certificate application. See the department events webpage for upcoming events.


Medical Anthropology Courses:

Anthro 45A. Science, Culture, Power

Anthro 50B Gender and Global Health  

Anthro 121D   Cross-Cultural Studies in Gender  

Anthro 125F   Humans and Other Animals  

Anthro 128A Science, Technology, Controversy  

Anthro 128B   Race, Gender, and Science  

Anthro 129  by petition to the Undergraduate Director, depending on the topic  

Anthro 132A Psychological Anthropology  

Anthro 134B Cultures of Biomedicine  

Anthro 134A Medical Anthropology  

Anthro 134C   Medicine, Food, and Health  

Anthro 134F   Anthropology of the Body  

Anthro 134G HIV/AIDS in a Global Context 

Anthro 134I Comics and Medicine

Anthro 134N  Disease, Health, and Inequality  

Anthro 136K  The Woman and the Body  

Anthro 139   By petition to the Undergraduate Director, depending on the topic  

Gen&Sex 60A Gender and Science  

Gen&Sex 188  Topics in Gender, Feminism, and Science  


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