CAAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Section: 003 Putting Women's Bodies at the center of Science
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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This course will examine the problems of the current technologies designed by scientists to enable women to have control over their reproductive capacities. The problematic technologies are a direct result of women’s ideas and voices being excluded at the very concept of the scientific project. The new technologies being developed will be examined e.g., microbicides, the female condom, cervical protection. One important research question will also be investigated. Is the vagina studied only as a vehicle for sexual intercourse and child birth or is it studied beyond this function? This is a critical question when one puts women’s bodies at the center of science.

CAAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
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001 (SEM)
Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Section 001: Meets w/ History 358 and LACS 455.002.
002 (SEM)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 003: Meets with WS 342
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