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HHE5130 The Collective Body

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This course enables students to understand and critique social and cultural constructions of the human body, and how such constructions influence social policy, health systems, and individual behavior, as well as their own ideas and beliefs about the body. The approach is interdisciplinary, drawing upon numerous fields of study to examine the collective body, including (but not necessarily limited to) sociology, anthropology, critical race theory, gender studies, legal studies, economics, and epidemiology and public health. In addition, the discourse of the body will provide a way of exploring various issues related to holistic health education from a critical perspective.



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