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Liberal and Medical Arts Immersion

Semester Requirements

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. Students develop skills in critical analysis, interpersonal empathy, and self-reflection, all of which are essential for human-centered medical care. The immersion will 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. Students pursuing programs in medical disciplines, medical informatics, medical illustration, and psychology will find this immersion particularly beneficial.

Course
Electives
Choose three of the following:
   ENGL-340    Literary Diseases
   ENGL-345    History of Madness
   COMM-344    Health Communication
   STSO-341    Biomedical Issues: Science and Technology
   HIST-238    History of Disability
   FNRT-384    Art of Dying
   ENGL-305    Auto/biographical Literature