Area of Study
Intercultural Development, Multicultural Studies
Taught In English
39 credit points
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewOur bodies give us a world, and already have meaning, both for ourselves and others. We are directed at every level to align our bodies with cultural norms ? but what about modes of embodiment that don't conform to what we generally understand as 'normal?? In this course, we turn our attention to unquestioned assumptions about what constitutes a ?normal? body, consider how these norms are created and think through the experiences of people whose modes of bodily being challenge the boundaries of the ?normative?. The aim of this unit is to critically examine the ways in which various forms of (ab)normal embodiment are understood in contemporary culture and to explore the social, political and ethical effects of such understandings. Our critical examination may cover disability, pregnancy, fatness, ageing, surgical interventions and other forms of body modification.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.