The literary arts, medical humanities, and social sciences provide insight into wellness, illness, disability, and pathology, and offer historical views on medical practices. Attention to liberal arts helps to develop cultural and communication perspectives. These Liberal Arts courses will develop skills in critical analysis, interpersonal empathy, and self-reflection -- skills that are essential for human-centered medical care. The immersion will help students examine how bioscience and medicine interact with cultural, cognitive, and communicative contexts and how these impact the individual experience of illness and the ways medicine is practiced.
ENGL–340 Literary Diseases
ENGL–345 History of Madness
COMM–344 Health Communication
STSO-341 Biomedical Issues: Science and Technology
HIST–338 Disability History
FNRT-384 Art of Dying
ENGL–460 ST: Neuro-Atypical Brain and AutoPathoNarrative