May 29, 2023  
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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STSS 4460 - Body: Self, Symbol, and Politics

Using cross-cultural comparisons, this course highlights the distinctive ways we conceptualize the body and explore how these assumptions influence health care in Western societies. The body is examined from three perspectives: as experienced; as a natural symbol for thinking about the relationships between nature and society; and as an artifact of social and political control.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: a 1000-level social science course.

When Offered: Offered on availability of instructor.

Credit Hours: 4

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