2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

SOC 320 Sociology of the Body

Explores our cultural understandings, ideals, and practices regarding the body throughout time, especially in the United States. Emphasizes how and why we construct particular bodies and bodily practices as favorable or unfavorable and how societies treat and engage with the body, particularly as related to gender, disability, race, and sexuality. Prerequisite: SOC 101.