2019-2020 Academic Bulletin 
    Dec 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WGSS 275 - Bodies in American Culture

Credits: 4
An introduction to how we understand the gendered, sexualized, and racialized body in American culture, examining the socio-cultural and political forces that shape bodies and bodily experiences; how different bodies are perceived, valued, and treated; and how people resist. In addition to core readings in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, we draw on sociology, science/medicine, history, art, cultural studies, media studies, ethnic studies, and black studies to explore how the body is constructed in scientific and medical discourse, fat studies, disabled bodies, transgendered bodies, and women’s sport culture in the United States.

Distribution Requirements: HE, PD.