ENGL 105i: Writing in Health and Medicine, Spring 2022

This past spring, I taught a section of ENGL 105i: Writing in Health and Medicine, an interdisciplinary undergraduate course on writing across the disciplines with a specific focus on writing in fields and genres related to health and medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. This was an in-person course for on-campus learners.

The students performed admirably and created historical work as they explored writing and research across a variety of disciplines, genres, and media. We discussed writing and research from a purely biomedical approach and then moved to exploring social health justice, an especially timely topic in 2022, and finished with an exploration of how the lived experience of illness is communicated via illness narratives. Students also had the chance to conduct extra credit assignments via writing in business (application materials for academic/professional opportunities in health or medicine). Students conducted research and writing across a variety of disciplines, fields, genres, modes, and media.

To see their work (and their weekly reflections from the class), visit the course website.

Published by Paul E. Blom

Paul E. Blom is a Teaching Fellow and doctoral student in English literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, a creative writer, copy editor, writing tutor and instructor as well as a published scholar, researcher, and presenter. His area of concentration is American literature from 1865 to the present and its intersections with literary trauma studies.

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