Writing Medicine and the Doctor-Writer|
|Course Cluster: Health Studies|
In this course we read a range of works across a variety of literary traditions, mainly by writers who were also medical practitioners (including Chekhov, Bulgakov, Lu Xun, William Carlos Williams, and Che Guevara), but also nondoctors who write compellingly about medically-related subjects (Camus in THE PLAGUE, Tracy Kidder on Paul Farmer, and Anne Fadiman on cultural clashes).
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Chekhov, Bulgakov, Lu Xun, William Carlos Williams, Che Guevara, Camus, Tracy Kidder, Ann Fadiman, Atul Gawande
|Examination and Assignments: |
Approximately a book a week. Weekly writing assignments (reading responses), 3 more extensive papers. In this seminar-style course, students (in pairs) will be responsible for leading discussion (in consultation with the instructor) twice during the semester.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The course is open to all non-first-year students interested in cross-cultural perspectives; an interest in working in the health professions is not required.
|Instructor(s): Hadler,Alice Berliner Times: ....R.. 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: DWNY100; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 16
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