Schedule of Classes Course Description

Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: ENGL                                     Course Number: 333                                    
Course Title: The Body in Place and Culture
Subject: English
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course examines the cross-cultural representations of the body in literature and the arts across different times and places. It analyzes the social construction of the ?ideal? body in terms of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, able-bodiedness and other areas of ?difference? and focuses on the ways that certain types of bodies are constricted or move freely through space along the private/public continuum. The course highlights such issues as enslavement, trafficking, migration, barriers and borders, discourses about ?acceptable? bodies, racial profiling, sexuality, violence and safe spaces and the ways these topics have been represented through literature and other cultural representations.

Prerequisite: ENGL 150
Start Date:    06/30/2013                         End Date: