Advanced Research Seminar: The Social Body|
|Course Cluster: Disability Studies|
This advanced research seminar is open to sociology majors in their senior year or in the second semester of their junior year and fulfills the capstone requirement for the major. The course is divided in two halves. In the first half, we will survey topics, perspectives, and approaches within the sociology of the body--a disciplinary subfield that examines the human body as a site where the social materializes and is rendered legible--as well as considering more generally the craft of academic scholarship. Substantive topics will include ADHD, anorexia, pain/pleasure and disability, and racial/ethnic cosmetic surgery. This overview will serve as a foundation for the second half of the course, in which students will develop a substantial and original research essay, with class sessions focused on workshopping and presenting writing-in-progress.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CSCT)(FGSS)(SISP-Soc Conc)(SOC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Course reader, including works by Bryan S. Turner, Pierre Bourdieu, Peter Conrad, Tom Shakespeare, Sara Ahmed, Susan Bordo, Kathy Davis, Marcel Mauss, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Michel Foucault.
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Weekly writing assignments, substantial research paper.
|Instructor(s): Goldberg,Greg Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: ZLKA202; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 8||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|
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