Health and Healing

Section 64816

  • Note: "Health and Healing" is a writing course in which we will learn how to engage with issues in the fields of medicine and health care with rhetorical, analytical, and ethical force. It is a course that will allow students to follow their own interests and passions, whether it be the latest developments in the science of nano-surgery, the ethics of human testing for medical research, or popular representations of doctors in the media. Through all of our studies, we will be working with a set of key concepts that will encourage students to approach questions of health and healing through a combination of historical and sociological analysis. Over the course of the semester, we will develop a critical framework that allows us to view our objects of study not as unchanging "givens" but as complex historical and cultural constructions open to human intervention and invention.
  • Session Dates (session code 001)
    First day of classes:
    Monday, January 13, 2014
    Last day to add:
    Friday, January 31, 2014
    Last day to drop without a mark of "W" and receive a refund:
    Friday, January 31, 2014
    Last day to drop with a mark of "W":
    Friday, April 11, 2014
    End of session:
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014