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University of Pittsburgh    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Apr 17, 2024
 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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SPAN 1056 - NARRATIVE MEDICINE & ANALYTICAL WRITING


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
What is literature? What does the literary do? This course, conducted in Spanish, is designed to introduce students to the study of Hispanic literature, while the same time dealing with concepts which can be applied to all literature. We will analyze Hispanic literature understood in its broadest sense, touching upon significant works, genres, movements, and authors from Spain and Latin America, all of which will have either health-related themes or relevance to the field of narrative medicine. More than a survey course, however, this course is designed to teach students how to read literature, how to write about it, and why it matters. In partial answer to this question, this course is an introduction to the health humanities and narrative medicine in Spanish. Students will learn how narrative is central to empathy, to cultural competence, to the expression and processing of pain, sickness, and healing, and how developing the skills to interpret narratives and interact with them is key to promoting global health.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Seminar
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Requirements: PREQ: [SPAN 0020 or 0120] and [SPAN 0025 or 0125]; and PREQ: ENG 0102 or ENGCMP (0002 or 0006 or 0020 or 0200 or 0203 or 0205 or 0207 or 0208 or 0210 or 0212) or ENGFLM 0210 or FP (0003 or 0006)


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