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Pitzer College    
  Jan 18, 2018
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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IIS 113 PZ -Science, Politics and Alternative Medicine

Institution: Pitzer

Description: This seminar will study healing practices from around the world. It will include three aspects: 1) the philosophical, historical and political dimensions; 2) the local knowledge and theories of healing and illness in four traditions-Amerindian and Chinese and two from among the following: Mayan, African, Santeria, Curindera, Brazilian spiritualists, etc.; and 3) a review of the clinical efficacy of these complementary and alternative medicines provided by the Western biomedical sciences, as well as their political acceptance within the U.S.

Prerequisite(s): Please check course schedule for requirements.

Cross-listing: POST 190 PZ

For up-to-date information on current course offerings and details, please refer to the Pitzer class schedule on MyCampus2 Portal.

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