CLCIV 392 - Ancient Medicine in Greece & Rome
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Why did ancient patients seek medical care from exorcists? Why did Hippocrates believe that a woman’s uterus could move around her body? Why did ancient kings allow doctors to dissect the bodies of living criminals? These are some of the questions that this course will answer while covering more than two thousand years of medical history. In learning how to analyze works by Hippocrates and other medical writers from Greece, Rome, and the Middle East, students will discover that modern debates about bioethics, gender and racial biases in healthcare, and the role of ‘alternative’ therapies have their roots in the pre-modern period. Furthermore, students will come to understand how medicine is a product of culture.

Course Requirements:

Midterm and Final Exams; Public History Assignment (e.g., blog, podcast, or zine) with scaffold exercises

Intended Audience:

Requires no prior knowledge of the ancient world or past experience with humanities courses

Class Format:

two meetings (lecture) and one discussion section per week

Schedule

CLCIV 392 - Ancient Medicine in Greece & Rome
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
28512
Open
6
 
26
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
28513
Closed
0
 
7
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
28514
Open
1
 
6
W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
28515
Closed
0
 
1
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
30325
Open
3
 
8
Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
30326
Open
2
 
4
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
30327
Closed
0
 
-
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM

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