Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2017/2018
Canadian Excellence

SY413
Sociology of Embodiment and Disability
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

A critical examination of the symbolic and material importance of bodies as both cultural phenomena and biological organisms. The course addresses the historical specificities in thinking about bodies, especially of those classified as "disabled", and explores the cultural shaping of the significance of embodiment. The course uses a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives to engage controversies in the field.

Additional Course Information
Prerequisites
SY210 (or SY204* or SY320) or SY339; SY389 or (SY387 or SY388).