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ENGL 2212 Introduction to Medical Humanities (Fall/Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course will use contemporary literature as a springboard to consider the psychological, social, ethical and experiential dimensions of sickness and health. In addition to exploring questions of illness and the body, we will address topics including disability, aging, pregnancy, pain, medical space, illness and culture, and care giving. Through the analysis of novels, poems, short stories and non-fiction, we will consider the way that bodily experiences, material conditions and cultural constructions of normalcy shape our understanding of identity in sickness and in health.

Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 17-Jan-18