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Medicine, Literature, and Writing, University of Iowa (Carver)

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posted on 2022-07-06, 16:21 authored by Post Discipline AdminPost Discipline Admin
Insights, freedom, joy, responsibilities, and challenges of a life in medicine; reading, discussion, individual creative writing. Note that this course was titled 'Medicine, Literature, and Poetics' in 2008/09. 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.


Subject Area


Geographic Region

West North Central

University or College

University of Iowa (Carver)

Funding Status


Endowment (according to NACUBO's U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20) ($1,000)


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

38662; 59437

Course Title

Medicine, Literature, and Writing

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)


Position of Instructor(s)

Writing Program Director

Academic Year(s) Active

2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22; course may be longer running, but archives end at 2008.

Course Enrolment


Primary Works on Reading List

In 2020/21, reading selections including works by Abraham Verghese, Flannery O’Connor, Jose Saramago, and Marilynne Robinson.

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