Dec 06, 2022  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCL 3152 Women's Bodies, Health, and Sexuality

4 semester hours

The body has been imagined as the basis for personal identity, a source of knowledge, a source of power, an object targeted by power, the mind's subordinate, the flesh to the spirit, a discourse, and a relation. In this course, we examine the multiple modes by which the body has been understood and imagined. We will read empiricist accounts of the body from medical and scientific sources alongside critiques from queer, feminist, disability, and critical race studies. In addition, we will explore the political implications of how the body is theorized. The course will culminate in an assignment that applies principals of universal design to a broad understanding of access mindful of how bodies are racialized, marked by health, illness, or queerness, and how these constructions advance or prohibit inclusion.