Fall 2024 Health Policy and Management P8230 section 001

Human-Centered Non-Fiction In Public Hea


Call Number 15864
Day & Time
R 1:00pm-3:50pm
To be announced
Points 1.5
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

We are currently living in a climate of apathy, collective outrage, growing distrust in public institutions, and an onslaught of dangerous dis- and misinformation, especially about science. For those of us in public health these are challenging times. How can we write about pressing issues—race, disease, poverty, women’s rights, depression, homeless—and reach an audience that is contentious or refuses to listen? How can get these same people to care? In this class, we delve into the art of storytelling through reading human centered non-fiction and essays that focus on/speak to different public health issues. We will look closely at each genre, reading with an eye toward examining its goal, the narrative structure, main character, and issue at hand. Taking what we’ve learned we will apply these techniques to our own writing, developing the storytelling skills necessary to effectively communicate and “win over” the general public, and hopefully inspire and persuade readers to listen and act.

Web Site Vergil
Department Health Policy & Management
Enrollment 12 students (34 max) as of 3:06PM Saturday, July 20, 2024
Subject Health Policy and Management
Number P8230
Section 001
Division School of Public Health
Open To GSAS, Public Health
Section key 20243HPMN8230P001