Medical Anthropology Minor

The Medical Anthropology minor introduces students to the factors that influence health and well-being, the experience and distribution of illness, the prevention and treatment of sickness, healing processes, therapy management, and the cultural importance of having multiple medical systems.

Note: Students who are Nursing (NUR) majors should follow the "Medical Anthropology Minor for Nursing Students" curriculum specifically approved for this track (see below). 

Minor in Medical Anthropology Requirements: 18 Credits1

Select one of the following Introduction courses:3
Introduction to Anthropology: Human and Cultural Diversity
Introduction to Anthropology: Culture, Ecology and Sustainability
Introduction to Anthropology: Social and Cultural Determinants of Health
Take both of the following required courses:6
Medical Anthropology
Qualitative Methods, Ethnography, and Engagement
Select one of the following courses:3
Global Health: A Biosocial and Justice-Oriented Approach
Healthcare, Society and Culture
Electives6
Select six elective credits from any Anthropology (ANT) courses.
Total Credits18

Note:  Students in the Medical Anthropology minor are encouraged to take any Creighton FLPA (Faculty-Led Program Away) course cross-listed with ANT or taught by one of our program faculty.   

Minor in Medical Anthropology requirements (Nursing students only): 18 credits

Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Anthropology: Human and Cultural Diversity
Introduction to Anthropology: Social and Cultural Determinants of Health
Take each of the following:
ANT 211Medical Anthropology3
ANT 316Qualitative Methods, Ethnography, and Engagement3
NUR 200Statistical Reasoning3
NUR 439Population-Based Health Concepts II3
NUR 475Professional Concepts III3
Total Credits18

Note: Students in the Nursing Medical Anthropology minor may take a Faculty Led Program Away (FLPA) course taught by an anthropology faculty member, in lieu of the ANT 316 requirement.