Spanish 250sm - Topics in Iberian Cultural History-Sex and the Medieval City

T-Sex&Medieval City

Ibtissam Bouachrine

TU TH 1:20 PM - 2:35 PM

Smith College
This course examines the medieval understanding of sex and the woman’s body within an urban context. The class reads medieval texts on love, medicine and women’s sexuality by Iberian and North African scholars. This course investigates the ways in which medieval Iberian medical traditions have viewed women’s bodies and defined their health and illness. The course also addresse women’s role as practitioners of medicine, and how such a role was affected by the gradual emergence of “modern” medical institutions such as the hospital and the medical profession. Prerequisite: SPN 220 or equivalent. Enrollment limited to 19.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.