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GER 431  Embodiment in Later Life

This seminar focuses on discourses surrounding embodied aspects of the aging experience. Equal attention is devoted to the bodily changes thought to be a normal part of aging, and chronic illnesses and disabilities associated with aging (but not caused by aging per se), and how these bodily changes interrelate with and impact psychological and social aging processes. Students will explore the meanings of biophysical aging changes at the individual and socio-cultural level, as well as how states of health and illness may impact one's relationship with one's bodily self. Prerequisites: GER 430  or instructor permission. Cross-listed as GER 531  for graduate credit. 4 crs.

This course information is from the 2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog. View this catalog.