Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
    Jul 14, 2024  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

SOA 208 - Culture and the Human Body (4 Cr.)

(formerly ANT 208) (GCR Social and Behavioral Sciences area)


We all have a body, yet the ways that we use and experience our bodies vary greatly across societies, social classes, ethnic groups and genders. Clearly, the body is not just natural but also cultural. How does culture influence our understandings of the body and its processes? How does it influence the way we live in our bodies?  Students who choose to take this course will answer these questions by examining the role of “the body” in the mind/body divide, industrial capitalism, medicine & healing, reproduction, and technology. Offered 2020-21 and alternate years. Schwarz.