New Course in the Medical Humanities: Spring 2015

Medical Humanities

STS 4304 | SPRING 2015

Monday/Wednesday 2:30-3:45 OR Monday/Wednesday 4:00-5:15

Medical humanities is a major movement in medical education and practice that seeks to understand the human dimensions of treatment, disease, and health. In this seminar, we will learn about historical and current approaches to the medical humanities, focusing on its role in care. In particular, we will explore: (1.) the use of literature and the arts as medicine; (2.) the doctor/patient relationship; and (3.) the relationship between the mind and the body.

Students may use this course as a substitution for a required course in the Medicine and Society minor. Contact Dr. Dufour to request your substitution.