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Medicine, Literature, and the Visual Arts

HUM 360/SLA 362/ART 363/AAS 333

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This course explores the different ways that medicine is represented in the fields of literature and the visual arts, using the concept of storytelling to examine themes that are at once medical and existential, and that are part of everybody's lives, such as death and dying, epidemics, caregiving, disability, and public health. Focusing on literary texts and art, we'll analyze how these themes are staged in the different sources. We'll develop a toolbox of concepts and techniques by which to investigate the narrative structures used to convey meanings about medicine, be it as a field of knowledge, a set of practices, or a mode of experience.
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Section L01

Section P01

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P01
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 0
  • Class Number: 42656
  • Schedule: M 11:00 AM-11:50 AM

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Section P03

Section P04

Section P05

Section P06

Section P07

Section P08

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P08
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 0
  • Class Number: 42663
  • Schedule: Th 03:30 PM-04:20 PM

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Section P99

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P99
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 0
  • Class Number: 42664