Spring 2017 not offered
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
|Course Cluster: Health 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 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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CCIV)(CLAS)(ENVS)(SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
Lloyd, G.E.R., trans. THE HIPPOCRATIC WRITINGS.
Temkin, O., trans. SORANUS' GYNECOLOGY.
Additional readings TBA.
|Examination and Assignments: |
In-class quizzes, short papers, take-home final examination.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Participation in class discussion is essential and is evaluated as a component of the final course grade.