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AMERICAN STUDIES

AMST-296
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

AMST-296
001
AMERICAN STUDIES
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

The Body in American Culture

In the past century the body has become the main tool of expression for identity and social status in U.S. society. Analyzing public discussions such as those on childhood obesity and transgender rights, and products of popular culture such as tattoo reality shows or makeover shows, students explore how gender, race, and class intersect with beauty ideals and health advice.