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Humanities (HUM)
311 Susan Campbell Hall, 541-346-4069
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  HUM 240   Medical Humanities >1 4.00 cr.
Examines the intersection of literature, philosophy, history, and the arts with medical theory and practice.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Brundan KE-mailHomepage Office:   218 Villard Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-0934
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  37005 0 40 1015-1145 mw 00 REMOTE Brundan K  
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
March 28:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
April 3:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 3:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 4:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
April 4:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
April 5:   Add this course
April 5:   Last day to change to or from audit
April 11:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
April 11:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
April 18:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
April 18:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
April 25:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
April 25:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
May 16:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
May 16:   Change grading option for this course
Caution You can't drop your last class using the "Add/Drop" menu in DuckWeb. Go to the “Completely Withdraw from Term/University” link to begin the complete withdrawal process. If you need assistance with a complete drop or a complete withdrawal, please contact the Office of Academic Advising, 101 Oregon Hall, 541-346-3211 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). If you are attempting to completely withdraw after business hours, and have difficulty, please contact the Office of Academic Advising the next business day.

Expanded Course Description
This course will provide a framework for thinking critically about illness, medical access, and the concept of health using humanities methodologies. The course will examine questions of inequities in medical outcomes and experiences based on gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, immigrant status, and language competency. It will do so by developing techniques to analyze textual narratives, practice narrative empathy, and listen to others’ stories. The course takes an interdisciplinary focus to the concept of illness and health, from the work of artists and writers struggling to make sense of the unwell body, to linguistic, sociological, historical, and archaeological approaches to medical interventions. Students will be encouraged to identify barriers that may prevent health needs from being made known or acted upon and what kind of assumptions may be made about individuals independent of their own stories. Assignments will include formal papers and an interview.
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