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Medicine and Health in Antiquity


CCIV 225
Spring 2014
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIST 282, SISP 225
Certificates: Environmental Studies
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies

What does the Hippocratic Oath reveal about the ethics of ancient medical practitioners? What were the tensions between religious and "rational" models of disease and healing in Greece and Rome? How was the body of the female patient interpreted by the male physician? We will address these questions and others in this course as we we trace the development, organization, and influence of ancient medical thought and practice. Texts from classical Greece, Hellenistic Alexandria, imperial Rome, and medieval Islam will be considered.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CCIV)(CLAS)(ENVS)(SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%

Last Updated on APR-18-2014
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