Islamic Medicines and Healing

GMS MA 682

Explores the social history of medicine and healing traditions among Muslims: the role of the Prophet Muhammad as model and source of health and medicine; the emergence of classical Islamic medicine as synthesis of and innovation on Greek traditions; the influence of legal/moral traditions in regulating and preserving public health; the development of hospitals in the Muslim world; the influence of Sufi philosophy, practices, and the proliferation of shrines on healing traditions; the effects of emerging biomedical practice introduced from the West; the "revival" of Islamic medicine, and the emergence of alternative medicines. Offered through the MS program in Medical Anthropology. 3 cr. (Students needing a 4th credit should speak with the instructor about adding a single-credit directed study).

FALL 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Laird CGS 111B R 3:00 pm-5:50 pm held at Crc

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