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Graphic Novels and Medicine, Rocky Vista University

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posted on 2022-07-07, 13:25 authored by Post Discipline AdminPost Discipline Admin
This course has been designed to target the critical topic of humanism in medicine through a literary lens. Students will read a number of texts that will be discussed as a group. An informal structure, reminiscent of modern day book clubs, has been chosen to allow each student to deeply engage with the material in a safe and supportive environment. As such, student engagement will be critical. The course is specialized in the sense that we will be focusing specifically on graphic novels. Graphic novels are similar to comic books in that they have panel-style illustrations that accompany text. However, while comic books are often released as periodicals, graphic novels tell an entire story in one volume. Additionally, they often have more detailed plots, reaching a deeper level of character development in a shorter amount of time. Elective only. This information has been collected for the Post-Discipline Online Syllabus Database. The database explores the use of literature by schools of professional education in North America. It forms part of a larger project titled Post-Discipline: Literature, Professionalism, and the Crisis of the Humanities, led by Dr Merve Emre with the assistance of Dr Hayley G. Toth. You can find more information about the project at Data was collected and accurate in 2021/22.


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University or College

Rocky Vista University

Funding Status


Annual Tuition and Mandatory Fees 2021-2022 ($) (Resident; Non-resident, where applicable)


Course Title

Graphic Novels and Medicine

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)

PhD Integrative Anatomy

Position of Instructor(s)

Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Academic Year(s) Active

2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22

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