Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2022

     

HUMA 131 001 (CRN: 14336)

WHAT IS AN (AB)NORMAL BODY?

Long Title: WHAT IS AN (AB)NORMAL BODY?
Department: History
Instructor: Petrick, Elizabeth R.
Meeting: 1:00PM - 2:15PM TR ABL 131 (22-AUG-2022 - 2-DEC-2022) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Analyzing Diversity: Yes
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 100
Section Enrolled: 83
Enrollment data as of: 4-DEC-2022 9:59AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
13-DEC-2022  
7:00PM - 10:00PM T TBA TBA
 
Description: This course introduces the history of science and medicine through disabilities studies literature. The course centers around the guiding question, “What is an (ab)normal body?” Students will better articulate the body as a social, political, and corporeal construct by engaging with this question. This guiding question also encompasses within it additional historical questions such as “Who is a freak?” and, further, “How is the historical category of “freak” conflated with “super” abilities in fictional characters?”