HIST 1300: Introduction to Health and Humanities
Lecture - 4 credits
- Explores the ways in which narrative and other forms of creative and cultural expression help shape conceptions of illness, healing, and the body.
- Offers students opportunities to consider the health and humanities through a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives and genres.
- Includes small-group and classwide experiential field outings.
- Culminates in the composition of reflective responses, a medical ethics/medical journalism piece, and a team-based experiential e-portfolio project.
- Course objectives include differentiating between healing and curing; knowing how to elicit, listen to, and analyze stories to determine how participants in the healthcare system experience illness and healing; being able to articulate the ways health is a cultural construct; and using this analysis to identify an empathic response as a future professional.
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