Aug 13, 2022  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Course Catalog 2022-2023
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CMPL 472 - Medicine, Literature, Biopower

FC ARHU CD WINT
4 credits
This course examines the history of medicine from the Renaissance to the present and focuses on the effects of medical discoveries and representations of the body in philosophy, politics, and art, as sovereign states became increasingly invested in fostering and controlling the health of their citizens. The course will include readings in the theory of biopower and bare life by Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, and others. Taught in English, with French option. For French option, register also for FREN 471 LxC.
Prerequisites & Notes: Two 200-Level or above courses in the Humanities or Social Sciences.
This course is cross-listed with FREN 472




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