WGS 2559 (Gender, Body Image)

Course Name: 
Gender, Body Image and Social Activism
Units: 
3

What is the relationship between body image and identity? How does one affect, constrain, and inform the other?  The development of body image is a complex process influenced by messages we receive from family, friends, peers, health care practitioners, teachers, and mass media to name a few. Messages are also constructed and interpreted differently depending on one's gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and ableism.

Instructor: 
Karlin Luedtke, Amy Chestnutt