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University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut's main campus is located in Storrs, CT.  There are five regional campuses located throughout the state. The undergraduate student enrollment is 22,472, and the graduate enrollment is 8,053.


Courses

Course Catalogs

Illness and Curing (Anthropology 3202W)
This course provides a cross-cultural analysis of ethnomedicine, major medical systems, alternative medical systems, curing and healing illness and social control, gender and healing, and the role of traditional and cosmopolitan medical systems in international health. 

Medical Anthropology (Anthropology 3300)
An introduction to the theory, method, and content of medical anthropology.

Medical Ecology (Anthropology 3302)
This course provides anthropological perspectives on the interrelationships between culture, biology, environment and disease. Major topics include ecology and adaptation, population dynamics, nutrition, reproduction, disease in sociological context, health seeking behavior, and the complexity of the interaction of western and non-western medical systems.

Ethnomedicine (Anthropology 376)
This course examines medical systems in a cultural context, including traditional healers, herbal medicine, culture bound systems, the meaning of illness, curing and disease. 

The Origins of Agriculture (Anthropology 3523)
The origins and spread of agriculture worldwide. Economic, social, and ideological ramifications of the agricultural transition. Processes of plant and animal domestication.

Introduction to Botany (Biology 1110, 4 credit hours)
This course introduces the structure, physiology, and reproduction of seed plants as a basis for an understanding of the broader principles of biology as well as the relation of plants to human life.


Plants and Civilization (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 3256, 3 credit hours)
This course, based on primary literature, investigates the relationship between the development of global civilizations and the plants utilized by various cultures both historically and today.  Topics include food plants, ritual plants, entheogens, the origins of agriculture and the evolution of plant domestication.




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Web Link: UConn


Faculty
  • Web Link: Felix Coe (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)