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ETHM 6004 Medicine & Literature: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (Fall/Spring)


Credits: 3

Course Description:

This course introduces the student to the different ways that illness, health, and medicine are portrayed in literature by exposing the student to authors and characters that come from different cultural backgrounds. While the reading list is by no means comprehensive, it is intended to convey how the perception of medicine is dependent not only on technical scientific knowledge but also on individual experiences and social norms. By contrasting the different perspectives of medicine that each week portrays, the course will provide tools for cross-cultural understanding in a multi-cultural medical environment.