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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: HIS                                     Course Number: 362                                    
Course Title: History of Science and Medicine: Prehistory to 1650
Subject: History
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will provide students with a background in the intellectual and cultural developments in the history of science and medicine from prehistory through 1650. Students will be introduced to the kinds of questions asked about the natural world by different cultures at different times, varying understandings of nature, the natural world, the body, and disease, and interactions among these understandings and interpretations. Primary and secondary readings will provide the basis for class discussions, written assignments, and a final research project.

Prerequisite: ENG 201, and any 200-level History course
  
Start Date:    01/27/2014                         End Date: