27280 - Seminars (1) (G.C)

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the seminar students will be able to interpret issues related to specific historical phenomena in a diachronic and transversal perspective, thought the elaboration and synthesis of the data coming from the analysis of written records and material sources and from the collective debate originated from the contact with other people. They will be able to formulate autonomously and in an organized way a research path or an intellectual work, using the specific acquired tools with methodological rigour, precision and accuracy.

Course contents

Medicine and doctors in the Middle Ages

The seminar will present some fundamental themes about the development of medicine and the medical profession in the Middle Ages.
Because the seminar nature, attendance is strongly recommended (those attending at least 24 hours on a total of 30 hours are) considered attending). At the end of the course of lectures a short essay is required on some of the topics covered during the seminar. The processing methods will be communicated in class.

 

Anyone wishing to take the non-attending exam is requested to contact the teacher for a specific program.

Readings/Bibliography

The bibliographical references useful for the in-depth study of the topics chosen for the final paper will be communicated in class.

Teaching methods

The cycle of lectures is intended as an introduction to the various aspects to provide an overview of the issues and topics related to the general theme: it will therefore be organized in monographic lectures, held by the lecturer or together with other expert lecturers on the topics dealt with. The seminar character includes a time dedicated to the questions by the participants and to the discussion at the end of each lesson: the students will be called to active participation and personal involvement.

Assessment methods

At the end of the course of lectures a short essay is required on some of the topics covered during the seminar. The processing methods will be communicated in class.

Teaching tools

IOL

Office hours

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