ENGL 2795

ENGL 2795

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

This course focuses on narrative competence and its role in medical education and clinical practice. Narrative is fundamental to the way we imagine, live and write our lives. In medicine, skills associated with the study of literature are crucial in diagnosis and treatment. Likewise, empathetic imagination and appreciation of the socio-cultural dimensions of medical practice are essential for a successful doctor-patient relationship. Thematically, this three-week course revolves around issues related to empathy, power in the doctor-patient relationship, and the role of language in healing. Goals include enhancing narrative competence and reflection on the therapeutic value of the arts and humanities. Course materials comprise multimodal texts of various genres and time periods. Assignments range from online discussion participation to analytical and reflective writing.

When Offered Winter.

Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Winter Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1140 ENGL 2795   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Asynchronous
    This Online Winter Session class is offered by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. For details visit http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ws/courses/courses.php?v=3182