WOMENSTD 342 - Special Topics in Gender and Health
Section: 002 Addiction and Sexuality
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
WOMENSTD 220 or 240.
Other Course Info:
(Gender and Health).
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores the ways in which medical, scientific, and popular discourses about gender, sexuality, and substance use / abuse have worked together to construct categories of “health” and “disease” in American history. Using films, novels, and memoirs, as well as scholarly research, we will examine conditions such as alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, and nymphomania, among others, to ask how concepts of “excess” and “deviance” are gendered and linked with sexuality, and how stereotypes related to these issues have shaped social stigma and access to medical treatment.

WOMENSTD 342 - Special Topics in Gender and Health
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with History 302-001
003 (SEM)
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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