May 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

ENG 295-01 - Special Topic: The Doctor as Writer

4 credits (Spring)
A medical humanities course, but with an emphasis on the doctor as writer. What can literature offer the pursuit of healing? The Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University remarks, “The care of the sick unfolds in stories. …Medicine  practiced with narrative competence is a model for humane and effective medical practice.” We will explore the narrative competence of such doctor-writers as Richard Selzer, Oliver Sacks, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Damon Tweedy, and Qanta Amhed.

Prerequisite: ENG 120 ENG 121 , or third-year standing.
Instructor: Savarese