FGSS 2780

FGSS 2780

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

We experience our bodies as so much a part of who we are that we take them for granted. Yet the way we think about the body has a history of its own. This class looks at how the idea of "the body" gets constructed over time. How has the body come to have attributes called "gender," "sexuality," and "race"? Why have some bodies been seen as monstrous, perverted, and unholy, others as gorgeous, normal, and divine? What makes bodies pleasurable and dangerous? We'll find out by examining a broad range of evidence from the ancient era to the present day, including literature (Ovid, Kafka, Octavia Butler), philosophy (Plato, Descartes, Judith Butler), film, and the history of science.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BSOC 2781ENGL 2780LGBT 2780

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16366 FGSS 2780   LEC 001