Course Catalog - 2016-2017

     

MDEM 352 - MEDIEVAL SCIENCE AND MEDICINE

Long Title: SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN MEDIEVAL VISUAL CULTURE
Department: Medieval/Early Modern Studies
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: This course focuses on the diverse and often unexpected forms of medieval representation that intersect with science, medicine, and natural history: maps, diagrams, images from health and surgery guides, encyclopedic compendia of animals and plants, astrolabes. Optics and theories of vision, and the ideals of naturalism and perspective, will be examined alongside issues such as function, cultural exchange, and intellectual authority. Cross-list: HART 350.