Topics in Literature: Literature and Medicine

Course Number: ENGL 165LM
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
Advisory Enrollment Information: May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 165AA-ZZ
Quarter: Fall 2011
Instructor: Caldwell, Janis
Day(s): TR
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: SH 1430

May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 28 units provided letter designations are different. T

he practice of medicine is powerfully influenced by cultural assumptions. This course will inquire into the culture of current Western medicine through the reading of literature, including non-fiction essays, fiction (including Pat Barker’s The Ghost Road), poetry and drama (including Margaret Edson’s Wit and Tony Kushner’s Angels in America). We will consider the perspectives of patients and families as well as those of health care providers. Requirements include a reading journal (one entry per class) and two longer papers.

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