Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2020

     

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SPPO 370 901 (CRN: 14807)

LATIN AMERICAN ILLNESS & LIT

Long Title: DISABLED BODIES: ILLNESS AND LITERATURE IN LATIN AMERICA
Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture
Instructor: Heffes, Gisela
Meeting: 1:30PM - 2:50PM TR (24-AUG-2020 - 4-DEC-2020) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in Spanish
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 15
Section Enrolled: 6
Enrollment data as of: 24-JUN-2024 2:04PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
16-DEC-2020  
7:00PM - 10:00PM W
 
Description: What is an illness? How do we define a sick body? How can literature, films and art convey suffering and healing? How do traditional histories of medicine structure sickness? Is there a perception –and representation– of illness that can be specific to Latin American culture? How does the Spanish language address issues of sickness, disability, and pain? This course will explore experiences of illness, suffering and pain through the readings of narratives, works of theory and criticism, and the writings of artists themselves. Discussions will place the narratives of illness in the intersections with the history of public health, biomedical history, and the sociocultural history of disease in Latin America. Within the framework of the Medical Humanities minor, students will learn to recognize the value and relevance of literature and writing to their personal, educational and professional growth. There is an experiential learning component, at Aishel House Houston, associated with the course. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPPO 330 and SPPO 332.