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2020-21 IntroSems available here starting August 10. Class schedules, grading options, and teaching modes released concurrently when ExploreCourses opens.
The Art of Medical Diagnosis
This is an interactive, multidisciplinary undergraduate seminar that explores the various ways in which studying art increases critical observational skills which are so vital for aspiring health care providers. You will be introduced to visual thinking strategies through classroom, art creation, and museum-based activities, and will apply these skills to both works of art and medical cases. We will put significant focus on engaging in group discussions where you will collaboratively use visual evidence to generate and defend a hypothesis. Drawing and sketching from life will play a critical role in honing your observational skills through weekly assignments, workshops, and a final project.
No previous art experience is necessary.