WGS 432 - Advanced Topics in Gender and Health
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Women, Gender and Health in E Asia: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
WGS/NURS 220 (WOMENSTD 220/NURS 220).
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

Description

How did doctors and patients in China, Japan, and Korea define what it meant to be male, female, or androgynous/non-binary? How did these different gender ideologies and practices influence people's approaches to illness and health? And how were gender and medicine intertwined with larger contests for social, cultural, and political power? We will explore these issues through selected case studies from the seventh century to the present, with particular attention to four themes: reproductive medicine; bodies and sexualities; medicine and state-building; and the modernization of traditional medicine.

Course Requirements:

This is a seminar course and requires active participation and leadership in class discussions and activities, three short essays, and an independent research project.

Intended Audience:

Suggested advisory prerequisite is a class in either Women's and Gender Studies, Asian Studies or History. Please email the instructor if you have questions about the advisory prereq.

Schedule

WGS 432 - Advanced Topics in Gender and Health
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
31489
Open
5
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
29332
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
24069
Closed
0
 
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Th 6:00PM - 8:00PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
29199
Open
5
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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