BSOC 4412

BSOC 4412

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

The working of the human body is a universal phenomenon, yet different medical traditions have vastly different conceptions of what a body is. How can something so intimate and tangible like the body be understood so contrastingly in medicine across the world? With examples from classical Greek and ancient Chinese medicine to contemporary practices in biomedicine, Ayurveda, Unani and others, the course questions the everyday, taken for granted assumptions like the distinction between mind and the body, or what counts as a healthy body. It then explores how these multiple perceptions of the body in medicine are often culturally informed and are deeply linked with experiences of personhood and identity.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (ETM-AS, SBA-AS, SCD-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: STS 4412

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19069 BSOC 4412   SEM 101

    • W Morrill Hall 423
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Chaudhuri, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person