Apr 23, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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SOC-3230 Alternative Medicine, Science & Disease

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): SOC-3080 
This course investigates the nature of diverse global health care systems and critically compares claims for healing disease. Students use a sociocultural interdisciplinary lens to examine the language, concepts, theories, practices, technologies and evidence of healthcare models that include allopathic biomedicine, Chinese medicine and Acupuncture, Indian Ayurveda, naturopathy, chiropractic and Native American Healing; to examine mind/body modalities that include meditation, biofeedback, yoga and energetic medical models that include reiki, aromatherapy and homeopathy. Students learn investigative research skills to evaluate the science, the safety and the efficacy of evidence for healing, as well as the cross-cultural communication skills to articulate collective evidence about disease healing. General Education (EDP) Course Type: SHR (Social & Historical Relationships)



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