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
|A1||Laird||CGS 111B||R 3:00 pm-5:50 pm||held at Crc|