Honors Medical Writing and Rhetoric
Fall 2021 | CRN: 45288 | Mondays 6:30-9:15 | Whitney Center
Prerequisites: College Composition II and 60 Credit Hours
This course introduces students to a variety of genres of medical writing that exist in public and professional arenas. Students will analyze the rhetorical and social elements of medical discourse in order to better understand medicine as a discipline and culture and learn to produce texts that meets the needs of medical discourse communities. Topics might include narrative medicine, medical rhetoric, health literacy, disability and health, and doctor-patient communication. Students might practice writing in a number of genres including pathographies, patient education materials, medical reviews, public health campaigns, medical reports and proposals, and graduate school personal statements.
All Writing Arts majors should email Honors@rowan.edu to be added to the class. Non-Honors students in other majors who meet the 3.30 Honors GPA requirement should email Honors@rowan.edu to be added to the class.