ENGL 109 - Examining Narrative MedicineSemester Hours: 3-4
Narrative Medicine is designed to foster critically engaged empathy in a clinical setting. The field draws on literature, film, media, philosophy and the clinical sciences to enable clinicians to recognize, absorb, metabolize, interpret, and be moved by the stories of illness. Through closely examining such texts, students will develop an understanding of the role of narrative in the clinical setting as well as an appreciation of narratives about medicine. Students will write papers that demonstrate close reading, the ability to read texts against one another, and/or to apply theoretical material to narrative texts. Reading will include literature, theoretical texts and reflective work by physicians.
WSC 001 or WSC 002 . Same as WSC 109 . May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. Credit given to this course or WSC 109 , not both.
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