Medical Anthropology Minor

Program Description: The medical anthropology minor provides a holistic perspective utilizing both cultural and biological approaches to investigate human experiences of illness, suffering and healing. The minor explores how culture shapes healing systems; examines the relationships between healing and other social institutions; and investigates the political and economic influences on disease patterns and health outcomes. Students also learn anthropological research methods essential to medical anthropology. They select a specific culture area for an appreciation of deep-rooted assumptions in another culture and two electives. This minor will enhance the student's ability to provide health care to the cultural diverse populations that characterize contemporary America as well as providing health care in the global community.

(One Introduction Course - 3 Credits)

  • ANT 101 Introduction to Native American Studies
  • ANT 111 Introduction to Anthropology: Human and Cultural Diversity
  • ANT 112 Introduction to Anthropology: Culture, Energy and Sustainability
  • ANT 113: Introduction to Anthropology: Determinants of Health

(All Core Courses - 6 credits)

  • ANT 315 Healthcare, Society and Culture
  • ANT 363 Medical Anthropology

(One of the following -  3 credits)

  •  ANT 312 Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
  •  ANT 316 Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences

(Electives - 6 credits)

  • Students may select any anthropology courses.

Students planning to apply for admission to Creighton's MMA program are encouraged to include one or more of the following:

  • ANT  570 Geographic Information Systems
  • ECO 513 Health Economics
  • NUR 501 Global Health Issues
  • THL  534 Introduction to Liberation Theology