Topics in Literature: Literature and Medicine

Course Number: ENGL 165LM
Prerequisites: Writing 2 or upper-division standing
Advisory Enrollment Information: May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 165AA-ZZ
Quarter: Spring 2011
Instructor: Caldwell, Janis
Day(s): MW
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Location: GIRV 1115

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