The Body: An Owner’s Manual

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  • 3-credits

  • RELS 297

  • Offered Winter, 2019

  • Apart from the midterm and final, students will compile an “Owner’s Manual”, where students will reflect on “what is a body”?

  • The course teaches: how to have a body? We will support each other in finding “what is the right answer for you?” We will examine varied perceptions of the body in the history, cosmology, ethics, philosophy, sociology and art of Hinduism, Buddhism, first nations traditions, and Chinese traditions. With the help of guests, we will create our personal “owner’s manual” for the body and examine such questions as sexual safety, nutrition and financial health. No pre-requisite.