Feb 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue 
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

ENG 374-7 - Advanced Topic: Medical Fictions: Patient-Doctor Dynamics in Fiction and Film (1)

Writers and filmmakers–even cartoonists–bring their art and insight to the medical moment, illuminating doctor/patient connections and misconnections, writing about empathy and abandonment, highly-charged moments of illness, dying, childbirth, shell-shock, and other health experiences. Engaging with these powerful and moving texts invites students to examine and deepen their concepts of the relationships between health providers and others. The course will include a field trip to the University of Iowa hospital to witness Project Art and visits from speakers, as well as a service project. Prerequisite: writing-designated course (W), or ENG 201 , ENG 202 , or ENG 215 . HANKINS