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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GWS 3230 - Bodies and Embodiment

Credits: 3

Description: Students in this course examine multiple interdisciplinary discourses about gendered, sexed, raced, classed, and able bodies, beginning with Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. Through discussion, lecture and critical evaluation of key theories in Body and Embodiment Studies (by Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Susan Bordo, bell hooks, and Iris M. Young) students in this course explore the inscribed, as well as the lived, body--bodies that are gazed at, desired, fashioned, heard, and eroticized. In order to historically situate these discourses, the body is presented as a social construct that is controlled and manipulated but that also has unique experiences which cannot be verbalized and/or managed.

Note: Credit will be granted for only one prefix: ITP, SOC, or GWS.

Cross Listed Course(s): ITP 3230, SOC 3230

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