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ITH5211 Perspectives on the Body

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This course examines the many ways the body has been understood historically, philosophically, experientially, and physically. Students will be given opportunities to read, discuss, and analyze classical and contemporary views of the body, including those found in works of art, religion, and literature as well as work on language, metaphors, body image and sexuality, and embodiment practices. The work of somatic theorists such as Reich, Lowen, and Keleman will also be introduced as well as common body work modalities.

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