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Columbia University (New York, NY 10027-7922)
Rishi Goyal (Project Director: October 2016 to present)

Medicine, Literature, and Society: A Curriculum Development Project

A three-year project to develop three new undergraduate courses for a major, Medicine, Literature, and Society.

We propose to develop three linked undergraduate courses that draw on the intersection of health, culture and representation. We want to extend the traditional biomedical framework to study how health is determined not just by biological factors, but by social, economic, political and aesthetic ones. The Humanities Connections grant will enable us to bring together diverse faculty from the Humanities, the Social Sciences, the Medical School, and the School of Public Health and will help us build on work we have recently begun in creating a unique undergraduate major, Medicine, Literature and Society (MLS). Our proposed classes would become the core curriculum for the major.

Project fields:
History, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Literature, General

Humanities Connections

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2017 – 5/1/2020