WSC 109 - Examining Narrative Medicine
Semester 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. Prerequisite
WSC 001 . Same as ENGL 109 . May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. Credit given to this course or ENGL 109, not both.
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