This course provides an overview of the history of the body from antiquity to modern times in Europe and North America using an interdisciplinary approach. By exploring selections from medical texts, literature, fashion, art, accounts of "new world" exploration, legal records, self-help books and contemporary media representations of human bodies, we will consider the changing historical perception of the body. The intersection of gender, race and sexuality will factor significantly in our discussions of how normative ideas about the body develop. This course will also provide an introduction to feminist/queer methodologies that apply to understanding history of the body. Prerequisite: Any -100 or -200 level Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies course or permission of instructor.
Course Attributes: EN HBU BAAS HUMAS SD IFA HUMAR HUMCFH MH
Section 01Making Sex and Gender: Understanding the History of the Body
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