Minor in Health Studies - Literature, Health and Healing ENGL 2030   Literature, Health and Healing
This class explores selected literary texts (chiefly contemporary) dealing with health and healing and introduces students to key concepts and issues in the interdisciplinary field of medical humanities. Topics vary depending upon the instructor, but might include the role of narrative or story-telling in medicine and the health professions; illness memoirs (for example, cancer narratives or memoirs about mental illness); ethics and communications in health care; literary representations of health professionals; therapeutic uses of literature; indigenous healing practices; social and cultural determinants of health; and literary representations of topics such as anorexia, autism, disabilities, aging, trauma and recovery, chronic pain, communicable diseases, neurological disorders, and issues in sexual and reproductive health.
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PREREQUISITES: Any course or combination of courses that satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences Writing Requirement