Advanced Research Seminar: The Social Body|
Spring 2019 not offered
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)
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.
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