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Sophomore Seminar: Life Science, Art, and Culture, Medieval to Present
HIST 177
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: SISP 277

This course will explore the place of visual images and image production in the history of the life sciences and medicine from the Middle Ages to the present day. Topics will include medieval memory theaters; the artistic activities of English Renaissance naturalists; the impact of an expanding print culture on scientific illustration; early modern European anatomical drawings; images of gender; the role of gardens, libraries, and museums as international centers for specimen collection and artistic production; art and European travel; mapping and imperialism; anatomical atlases; ethnographic film and hardening categories of race; photography and the American West; women and medical imaging; and scientific imaging in the age of computer technologies. We will consider especially the centrality of visualization to the history of science and medicine and will examine the intersections of science studies, art history, and economic imperial history.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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