MAPPING THE FEMALE BODY: A CULTURAL APPROACH TO WOMEN'S HEALTH IN THE HISPANIC WORLD
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
31882
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This course provides an overview of the female body and women's health in Latin America and Spain from a cultural perspective, which addresses related social implications and health rights. Students will analyze women's health issues through critical interpretation of literary texts, poems, movies, documentaries, and photography using media perspectives and theoretical approaches. Students will be exposed to topics across four overarching themes: adolescence, reproduction, illness, and aging, with subtopics such as sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identities in relation to transgender and intersex issues, pregnancy, infertility, breast cancer, menopause, and eating disorders, among others. At the same time, students will be exposed to a broader geographical and historical panorama by examining the relationship between women's health issues to the political and cultural issues of different countries in the Hispanic world. Based on these particular contexts, communities, and identities, we will try to answer the question why these women's issues happened in those regions and within specific communities. Students will be expected to engage in critical discussions, and will be given the opportunity to connect and contrast these issues with their own cultural experience.
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: SPAN 1250
Class Attributes
DSAS Cross-Cult. Awareness General Ed. Requirement
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Global&Cross Cul GE. Req.
Global Studies
Class Notes
The planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is FULL COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-full-cohort-classroom/.

Class Details
Instructor(s)
Sandy Calahorrano
Meets
TuTh 11:05AM - 12:20PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
A221 Langley Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
24
Seats Open
1
Class Capacity
25
Unrestricted Seats
1
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
1
Wait List Capacity
20