CLASS 2640

CLASS 2640

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

An introduction to the origins and development of Western medicine in ancient Greece and Rome. We will read a variety of sources on the ancient theory and practice of medicine, including pre-Hippocratic works, the Hippocratic corpus, and the prolific and opinionated Galen. These texts will be complemented by secondary sources which will put them in scientific and social context, as well as by visual and material evidence. Questions to be considered will include the treatment of women, the relationship between medicine and magic, the evolving state of the arts of anatomy and physiology, and rival schools of thought about the right way to acquire medical knowledge.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS, HST-AS)

Comments All readings will be in English.

View Enrollment Information

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2640BSOC 2640

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17038 CLASS 2640   LEC 001

    • TR Uris Hall 202
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Roby, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17041 CLASS 2640   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19983 CLASS 2640   DIS 202

    • W Stimson Hall G01
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Fodroczi, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person