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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
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture
Offered By: College of Liberal Arts
Department: School of Languages & Cultures
S General Education, GTC-Humanistic-Artistic, UC-Humanities, Upper Division
May be offered at any of the following campuses:
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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