Fall 2016 -
Undergraduate Course Description
Discipline and Number
7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Description of Course:
This course focuses on the subject of the human body as it is represented, used, and defined by society. We will encounter works of fiction, history, art, and film that depict bodies. We will also read analytical examinations of historical practices and critical works of theory in order to gain experience in various analytic and interpretive approaches. This class explores interdisciplinary connections among artistic and intellectual endeavors appropriate to a range of courses in the Arts and Humanities. Our course will explore the convergence of the liberal arts around the theme of â€œFantastic Bodies.â€
Life in the Iron Mills, Rebecca Harding Davis. Bedford Cultural Edition.
How the Other Half Lives, Jacob Riis. Bedford Cultural Edition.
Geek Love, Katherine Dunn
Kraken, China MiÃ©ville
More than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
Accessing the Future is recommended, but not required. I did not order it at Off Campus books, so I suggest ordering it online. We will have a chance to speak with an author included in this volume and will be reading multiple sections.
Copies of the required texts are available at Off Campus Books.
Off Campus Books (located behind Fuzzyâ€™s Tacos)
561 W. Campbell Road, #201
Richardson, TX 75080
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Student Learning Outcomes:
â€¢Students will be able to analyze primary texts using historical context and/or critical interpretive approaches.
â€¢Students will be able to design a presentation that augments a interdisciplinary discussion of â€œFantastic Bodiesâ€