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Fall 2017
Dec 05, 2023
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CLCS 38500 - Science, Medicine And Magic In The Ancient West
Credit Hours: 3.00. Study of the development of the idea of rationality in the West through examination of the evolution of Greek and Roman sciences, with emphasis on medicine and astronomy. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Liberal Arts
Department: School of Languages & Cultures

Course Attributes:
S General Education, GTC-Humanistic-Artistic, UC-Humanities, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Gain a detailed historical understanding of the development of ancient Greek and Roman science, especially medicine and astronomy, against the background of traditional beliefs in magic. 2. Ability to appreciate and intelligently discuss major issues in ancient science as they relate to both ancient and modern views of what is "rational" and "scientific". 3. Ability to identify specific examples of the influence of ancient science on later western scientific theory and practice.

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