Comparative Literature (COM LIT)
COM LIT 180 - Variable Topics: Medical Humanities in Comparative Contexts: Mediterranean Medical Traditions: Comparative Perspectives
Seminar: Sem 2
Class ID: 152780300
Class Website: https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/19W-COMLIT180-2
Open: 5 of 20 Left
0 of 5 Taken
Bunche Hall Room 2156
Final Exam Information
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Seminar, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Study and discussion of defined periods and approaches in medical humanities, giving pride of place to literary and cultural expressions in dialogue with other disciplines such as anthropology, history, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, or sociology. Consult Schedule of Classes for topics to be offered in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.
Study devoted to major medical systems produced in ancient Mediterranean world: Greek, Arabic, and medieval/Latin. It follows their tradition from origin to Renaissance (including their linkages and intersections through translations); and compares these system(s) not only to reconstruct their genealogy, but also--if not above all--to possibly answer question of what makes medical system Greek, Arabic, or medieval. Non-Mediterranean traditions and systems (mostly Ayurvedic and Chinese) included as appropriate. Ancient texts read in English translation; knowledge of one or more original-source languages is advantage.
General Education (GE)
This class does not satisfy any GE requirements.
This class does not satisfy the undergraduate Writing II requirement.
This class does not satisfy any College/School diversity requirement.
- COMPARATIVE LITERATURE POLICY FOR ATTENDANCE AND LATE ENROLLMENT IN ALL 2W AND 4W CLASSES:
- The department will cancel your enrollment in any Comparative Literature 2W and 4W class if you do not attend at least one of the first two class meetings.
- After the first week of classes, wait-listed students may enroll in Comparative Literature 2W and 4W classes only with permission to enroll obtained from the instructor.
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