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    East Tennessee State University
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Culture and Health Minor


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College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Sociology and Anthropology


Culture and Health Minor


Melissa Schrift, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology, Culture and Health Advisor

East Tennessee State University
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
PO Box 70644
Johnson City, TN 37614-1702
(423) 439-4997
email: schrift@etsu.edu

 

The minor will offer an interdisciplinary curriculum that trains students in the cross-cultural diversity of experiences surrounding health, illness, and treatment. The minor will increase cultural competency of future health care providers, give them firsthand experience engaging health and disease in nontraditional settings, and provide them with tangible skills designed to help them have success in professional training. In addition to targeting pre-health and pre-med students, the minor will offer students in the social sciences a focused track to pursue careers in community health research, advocacy, and development work in the government and nonprofit sectors.

Culture and Health Minor: 21 Credit Hours


A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 semester credit hours of which at least 9 hours must be at the 3000-level or above.

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