Defining Normal:Illness & Health in Modern Writing


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EAC553 - Defining Normal:Illness & Health in Modern Writing


EAC150 or equivalent

Illness and Health in Modern Writing What does it mean to be "healthy" or "sick"? Is it the same for everyone? This course explores the meaning of health and illness as it is presented in different forms of literature. By reading novels, short stories, and non-fiction accounts, students will examine how our culture defines both physical and mental health, as well as our reactions to people who suffer from disease or ill health. The course will also consider the spectrum from illness to health and how "healing" operates even when there may be no change in physical condition.

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