Nov 29, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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KIN 602 - Critical Perspectives on the Body


Units: 4
Explores the ways in which the body has been and is culturally created and shaped in a socio-political context. The fields of health/wellness, physical education, and sport will provide spaces to examine ideological influences on the body is represented and understood.

Equivalent Quarter Course: KIN 6435.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Explain how bodies are symbolically and physically constituted.
  2. Explain how bodies are marked by race, gender, sexuality and social class discourses.
  3. Critically examine how exercise, sport, and health ideologies position bodies in particular ways.
  4. Critically analyze how the media and technology constitute “normal” body practices.
  5. Evaluate how diverse “spaces” and “places” constitute specific notions of embodiment.
  6. Apply concepts of “embodied identity” in order to ascertain how bodies reflect moral worth and cultural capital.




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