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HON 309 Mind-Body Medicine: Eastern and Western Approaches to Healing (CORE— Society, Science and Technology)

Prerequisites: Completion of the Social and Behavioral Analysis section of the Core. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Honors Program, or with permission of the instructor. (Second semester—even years/3 credits) 

An examination of the newly emerging field of mind-body medicine with attention to historical and cross-cultural aspects of various mind-body-spirit phenomena that have captured scientific interest in recent years. Some of the specific topics to be examined include the placebo effect, psychoneuroimmunology and Chinese traditional medicine. Readings from scientific literature will be complemented by experiential learning through mind-body exercises.