Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Sociology of Embodiment and Disability
0.5 Credit

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
(SY387 or SY388) or SY389; one of SY339, SY321, SY322, SY323* (or permission of the department).

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision March 3, 2011: SY413 Prerequisite revised; effective September 1, 2011.