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FYS305

Corporal Culture: Body and Health in America

Subject code

FYS

Course Number

305

Department(s)

Instructor(s)

K. Low

Course Long Title

Corporal Culture: Body and Health in America

Description

This seminar addresses a variety of topics related to body and health, from body image to body dysmorphia. Students read both primary sources (largely research) and first-person accounts related to eating disorders, diet and nutrition, body image, drug and alcohol use, smoking, sexuality, cosmetic pharmacy, fashion, definitions of physical and psychological "health," sex and gender, exercise, and organ transplantation. The seminar involves weekly writing assignments, occasional in-class assessments, student presentations, and a final writing project.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

W1

INDS Program Relationship

IDGS - GSS Program

GEC This Course Belongs To

-

Class Restriction

Exclude Sophomores, Exclude Juniors, Exclude Seniors