HART 650 - MEDIEVAL SCIENCE AND MEDICINE
Long Title: SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN MEDIEVAL VISUAL CULTURE
Department: Art History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
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. HART 650 will be expected to do additional readings and write a more extensive research paper. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 350. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for HART 650 if student has credit for HART 350.