Contact Information

 Dr. Laurie Naranch, Director
      Office: Siena Hall 427
      Phone: xt 6877

Capstone Seminar: Body Politics

Rachel Stein, Director of Women’s Studies:

This upper-level seminar serves as the capstone course for the Women’s Studies minor. Using an assortment of feminist studies of the body, we focus on cultural/social interpretations of the female body across cultures and time periods. What impact have these ever-shifting historical, cultural, scientific interpretations of women’s bodies had on individual women and the societies and cultures they inhabit? Topics include: changing interpretations of girls’ bodies, appearance, health, eating, sexuality, media, cosmetic surgery, reproduction, and others. Students participate actively in class discussion, complete a creative project and a research project, and participate in a group activist/service project. The highlight of this course is the honest, thoughtful discussion about the treatment of women’s bodies in our culture and around the world.

Body Politics Capstone Seminar
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Body Politics seminar creative projects