Cross Listed Med Humanities Course Descriptions within Humanities
Spring Quarter (S19)
|Dept/Description||Course No., Title||Instructor|
|ENGLISH (S19)||105 PUBLIC HEALTH NARRATIVES||HAYASAKI, E.|
In this class, we will read deeply reported and researched public health narratives around science, psychology, social issues and medicine written by journalists. Although these nonfiction stories will often draw from scientific and medical studies or complicated diagnoses, they will mostly be stories about people first: patients, families, nurses, physicians, scientists, mental health workers, and sometimes also the journalists behind these stories. We will discuss how writers untangle complex medical subjects to present them as compelling narratives. How does a journalist interview for details that capture the humanity of a public health story? How does a journalist report for pivotal moments that evoke empathy? How does a medical question become a narrative mystery? How do writers preserve the narrative voice when translating medical terminology? What ethical complications arise when writing about the ill, the dying, the disenfranchised or the hospitalized? In this class, we will explore public health topics in longform magazine articles, podcasts and books, examining issues like cross-cultural health care and crises, trauma, immigration, motherhood, capital punishment, prison reform, body issues, violence, mental health, DNA testing, and the psychology and neuroscience of racism and prejudice. There will be a series of shorter writing assignments and one final writing project, all drawing from lessons in listening, interviewing, research and writing.
Courses Offered by Med Humanities or other Schools at UCI
Spring Quarter (S19)
|Dept||Course No., Title||Instructor|
|MED HUM (S19)||3 ART AND MEDICINE||MASSEY, L.|
No description is currently available.
|MED HUM (S19)||156C ADVANCED FORENSIC PSYCH||NOVACO, R.|
Psy Beh 156C:
The focus is on the psychology of criminal offending, particularly violent behavior. Examines violence, sexual offending, and mental disorder related to crime with regard to clinical assessment and treatment; mental health services within forensic institutions.
Prerequisite: (PSY BEH 9 or PSY BEH 11C or PSYCH 7A or PSYCH 9C) and PSY BEH 102C and (PSY BEH 178S or CRM/LAW C149)
Same as CRM/LAW C136, PSYCH 177F.
Restriction: Psychology and Social Behavior Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Social Ecology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Criminology, Law and Society Majors have first consideration for enrollment.
|MED HUM (S19)||160D BRAIN DISORDERS||BREWER, A.|
Examines the localization of human brain functions and the effects of neurological disorders on psychological functions such as perception, motor control, language, memory, and decision-making.
Prerequisite: (PSYCH 7A or PSY BEH 9) and (PSYCH 9A or PSY BEH 11A) and (PSYCH 9B or PSY BEH 11B) or BIO SCI 35 or BIO SCI N110
Same as BIO SCI N165.
Restriction: Cognitive Sciences Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Biological Sciences Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Psychology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.
|ANTHRO (S19)||134B CULTURES OF BIOMED||FLETCHER, E.|
An introduction to the anthropolobical study of biomedicine and biotechnology. Topics include medicalization, experimentation and discovery, diagnosis, expertise, health activism, and biotechnology.
|ANTHRO (S19)||134F ANTHRO OF THE BODY||FLETCHER, E.|
Examines human bodies as both biological and sociocultural entities and explores the relationship among mind, body, and society cross-culturally. Topics include embodiment; race, sex, gender, and the body; somatization; control of the body; commodified bodies; and hybrid/cyborg bodies.
|CRM/LAW (S19)||C178 CRITICAL RACE THRY||HAN, S.|
Introduction to Critical Race Theory and key American cases on racial inequality. Using this literature, examines the possibilities and pitfalls of legal claims of race, gender, and sexuality discrimination in the age of colorblindness.
|SOCIOL (S19)||154 MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY||SCHUSTER, T.|
Current problems in U.S. health-care system and proposals for reform. Examines financial barriers to access; problem of patient dumping; underinsurance; prenatal and perinatal care; child services; preventative care and needs of the elderly; minorities; low-income people; undocumented.
Restriction: Upper-division students only. Sociology Majors have first consideration for enrollment.