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2018-2019 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 3612 - The Body in Anthropological Perspective.

(3-0-3) On Demand. This course explores the human body from an anthropological perspective, focusing on the complex ways in which biology and culture interact to produce the human person as a social entity. The course will consider phenomenological and semiotic theories of the body across a range of topics, including the senses, emotion, body movement, dress, body modification, body image, fat/body size, pain, pleasure, sexuality, gender, reproduction, social power, health illness, disability, aging, and death. Additionally, the course will present sensory ethnographic methods as tools for conducting research on lived bodily experience.

Prerequisites & Notes:
ANT 2200G or equivalent.

Credits: 3